National Honor Society Inductees Commit to Character

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The high school’s National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on May 28, welcoming 34 new members in recognition of their commitment not only to academics, but also to leadership, character and service.

The students earning induction were Rachel Barbato, Erianna Bell, Hunter Cairo, Zoe Camhi, Steven Carroll, Sarah Collins, Kelly Conway, Alex DaSilva,  Carly Donnan, Cameron Germano, Ashley Giorgio, Bryan Harper, Holly Iafrate, Matthew Kadam, Chris Lopez, Julia Grace MacGibbon, Marina Magoulas, Emma Mecozzi, Brendan Mercado, Kenneth Ortega, Patrick Mugan, Plabon Paul, Vikash Persaud, Mimita Rahman, Erin Renwick, Tammi Riannah Fyffe, William Riselvato, Kyle Sapia, Samantha Seeger, Hannah Smith, Lyndsey Sparks, Victoria Tran, Robert Vonderahe, Cara Whitehorne and Keely Winter

After an introduction from NHS President Maria Gomez, who led the students, staff and parents assembled at the school’s auditorium in the Pledge of Allegiance, and a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by the school’s Swing select vocal group, the audience was addressed by Barbara Nelson, the district’s director of pupil personnel services and special education.

For the candle lighting portion of the event, NHS officers Gomez, Vice President Tia McDonald, Vice President Kristin Winter and Secretary Brenna Rodriguez spoke on the Honor Society’s essential qualities. Gomez led the new members in the Honor Society pledge before they were presented with certificates.

“We are so proud of our National Honor Society inductees,” said Principal Michael Mosca. “They embody all of the qualities we, as educators, value in our students, and we look forward to their continued success here at Islip High School and beyond.”