By: Christina Morris, Senior Communications Intern
On Tuesday, November 20, sixty-seven students were inducted into Notre Dame’s Chapter of the National Honor Society. The ceremony was held in the ND Student Center, with families and friends in attendance.
Students in their junior or senior year are invited to apply to the prestigious organization. Students must have at least a 93 cumulative GPA and have completed a minimum of thirty service hours. They also must have taken at least one Honors or AP course during their sophomore year and at least two during their junior and senior years. The National Honor Society is based on four pillars which are leadership, scholarship, character and service. Members should embody these four pillars through their actions within and outside of ND.
Throughout the school year, members offer tutoring in a multitude of subjects. Members also give tours at Open House, make calls during the ND Thank-A-Thon, and participate in the annual NHS Scavenger Hunt. The NHS Scavenger Hunt raises money for Anchor House, which is a safe haven for homeless and runaway youths. Induction to the National Honor Society is a great honor.
The Notre Dame Madrigal opened the induction ceremony with the National Anthem. Senior Nick Potocki also played piano. Following Madrigal’s performance, NHS Vice President Christina Morris led the inductees and guests in prayer. Christina and President Karissa Chen were the Masters of Ceremony for the evening.
Speeches were given by Vice President, Seth Solidum, Secretaries, Olivia Panko and Victoria Roberts, and Treasurer, Melanie Flowers. The keynote speaker for the evening was Ms. Brenda Riley, retired faculty member and Director of Communications at Notre Dame. She spoke about the importance of education in today’s society.
Notre Dame administration, faculty and staff would like to congratulate the following students for their induction into Notre Dame’s Chapter of the National Honor Society:
Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.