National Honor Society Inducts 122 New Members
The National Honor Society (NHS) honored 122 Blue Jays as the newest members of the prestigious academic organization on Thursday, Sept. 13. The annual induction ceremony was held in the Jesuit Auditorium where 10 seniors and 112 juniors were formally welcomed into the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Chapter of the NHS. The evening began with a prayer and the presentation of the colors led by the MCJROTC Color Guard. Each newly-initiated member received a certificate given by Jesuit principal Peter Kernion ’90 and academic assistant principal Kathy Juhas.
Founded in 1921, the NHS is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding students. NHS activities include providing a daily tutoring program to Jesuit students before school and during lunch. In addition, members volunteer at Open House, New Parents’ Orientation, College Fair Night, the Thanksgiving Drive, annual Blood Drives, the Blue Jay Bazaar, the Walk to Defeat ALS©, and many other community organizations. The Jesuit chapter of the National Honor Society now consists of 238 members.
Chapter president and senior Dominic Stoner congratulated the new members for their commitment to the organization’s mission and lead the inductees in the NHS pledge:
I pledge to uphold the high purpose of the National Honor Society to which I have been selected;
I will be true to the principles for which it stands;
I will be loyal to my school, and will maintain and encourage high standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Student Commons for the chapter’s newest honorees and their families. The advisors of Jesuit’s NHS chapter are Mr. Mitch Chapoton and Mr. Sam Ferguson.
Check back for the list of 2019 NHS Inductees (PDF)!