NHS Induction Ceremony: A Celebration of Students Who Make a Difference
On December 1st, forty-five deserving students were inducted into the prestigious Island Trees High School Chapter of the National Honor Society. The ceremony's theme celebrated the hard work and generous nature of our students and the fine work they do each day.
After Mrs. Christensen, their dedicated advisor, spoke from her heart about how proud she is of her current members and of the high bar they have set for the incoming members, the NHS officers assumed their leadership roles as masters of ceremony. Michael Messina, Rachel Caffrey, Navleen Singh, and Suhal Saljooki shared with the audience the qualities expected of each NHS candidate throughout their lovely candle lighting ceremony: Knowledge, Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.
The ceremony was filled with special touches, Island Trees-style, including the following: the beautiful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, the thought-provoking poetry reading, the melodic chamber orchestra music, and the recognition of special teachers who were invited by Senior NHS members.
The inspirational words shared by Mrs. Hostetter, ITHS Assistant Principal, challenged inductees to find their passion, whatever it may be. Nassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne also imparted words of encouragement to our inductees, and Mr. Grande shared his admiration for the hard work and character this group displays each day.
The evening ended with a sweet celebration in the cafeteria, with students, families, and staff lingering to share a treat and conversation.
Congratulations to both the new and current members of the NHS, as well as to Mrs. Christensen, for making this evening a true celebration of students who make a difference in our high school each and every day!
Submitted by Elizabeth Roemer, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction