Superintendent Jeffrey Szymaniak
610 Franklin St.
Whitman, MA 02382
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Inducts 92 Students Into National Honor Society
WHITMAN — Superintendent Jeffrey Szymaniak and Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Principal Dr. Christopher Jones are pleased to announce that 92 Whitman-Hanson high school students were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) at an induction ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 5.
At the ceremony, Dr. Jones gave welcome remarks, NHS President Chloe Wilson led the Pledge of Allegiance and English teacher Amy Medeiros was presented as the honorary faculty inductee. NHS student leadership then spoke about each of the society’s pillars – leadership, scholarship, character and service – before the new inductees participated in the traditional candle-lighting ceremony.
The ceremony was followed by a light reception that took place in the high school library.
NHS recognizes students who show outstanding qualities in scholarship, character, leadership and community service. Whitman-Hanson juniors and seniors who have an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 or a weighted cumulative GPA of at least 4.3 are given a letter of invitation and an application for membership.
Students must also demonstrate leadership qualities in school or in the community, a commitment to service and outstanding character, conduct and attitude. Candidates are then selected for membership by a faculty council.
Once Whitman-Hanson students are inducted into the NHS, they must maintain their academic standing, continue to exhibit exemplary character and participate in at least 20 hours of service activities each semester.
“We were excited to induct such a large group of outstanding students at this year’s ceremony,” Dr. Jones said. “These students work hard and show a dedication to their academics and community and their membership in NHS demonstrates their commitment to continue to grow as students and leaders. They should each be immensely proud of their achievements.”
The 2019 Whitman-Hanson National Honor Society inductees are as follows:
Nathaniel Amado, Matthew Avery, Emma Bagge, Julia Benvie, Alexis Billings, Christopher Blackman, Victoria Bortolotto, Payton Bourgelas, Julie Buckley, Olivia Chase, Abigail Cleary, Peyton Collins, Emily Concannon, Alexis Connolly, Eve Cox, Emma Daley, Adam Danicki, Taylor Dearth, Abigail DeLory, Michael Doucette, Cali Eddy, Hayley Ferguson, Rachel Finch, Allison Gallahue, Gabrielle Gillan, Lily Glover, Tyler Godbout, Owen Golden, Ayah-Kawkab Haboub, Christian Hall, Rylie Harlow, Bridget Hickey, Samantha Higgins, Jacob Hill, Samantha Hurley, Alyssa Invernizzi, Alyssa Kalp, Theophilos Kamperides, Michael King, Divya Kumar, Ethan Lenihan, Cameron Lindsay, Timothy Long, Halle Loring, Delanie MacDonald, Aidan MacKay, Emma Markowski, Sarah McClymont, Emily McDonald, Zachary McKee, Bryan Meade, Monika Mendes, Adam Milewski, Aidan Miller, Hailey Minicucci, Lucas Mitton, Kathryn Mulligan, Jason Murphy, Savannah Murphy, Avery Murray, Madeline Nagle, Margaret Newcomb, Abigail Newman, Brooke Nisby, Lucy Nixon, Eve Ó Broin, Aiden O’Brien, Nathaniel O’Brien, Emma Perkins, Sofia Petrus, Savannah Poirier, William Polito, Cullen Poth, Emma Rogers, Nora Rooney, Jennifer Ryan, Madison Savicke, Madison Scaccia, Sydney Scott, Alex Shea, Christina Short, Catherine Stetson, Makayla Sturgeon, Katelyn Sweeney, Gabriella Tchourilkova, Erin Tilley, Dominic Uva, Reed Watson, Anna Williams, Kevin Willis, Erin Wood and Cezar Zurita.