Montini Catholic's National Honor Society (St. Pope Paul VI Chapter) proudly inducted fifty-six new student members on Wednesday, October 17th at a special NHS Induction Ceremony for the 2018-19 school year.
Principal Kevin Beirne, Assistant Principal Sara Lhotka, Montini President Jim Segredo and NHS moderators, Arthur Stuart and Sandy Deiber were in attendance to congratulate the honored students. Sixty-one returning NHS members, including officers, were also invited to welcome the inductees and to renew their own commitments to the goals of the National Honor Society.
National Honor Society President, Justin Lazowski, addressed his peers and reminded them of their goals as members of NHS. Montini's National Honor Society members are responsible for organizing and enlisting school participation in various events during the school year including the school's Golden Gobbler Thanksgiving Food Drive in November, their Adopt-A-Family Christmas Drive in December and the annual Blood Drive for Lifesource, held in January.
NHS Officers led inductees in the Ceremony of Light and Pillars which explained the four pillars of success which are the basis for which Montini's chapter was founded upon and the characteristics that each member strives to emulate in their every day lives. These pillars are: Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Service. "It is taking action that will make you a true leader," said Principal Beirne during his address to the students. "Stand for what is right, make good moral decisions and this will take you far here at school and in life."
The minimum requirement for membership in the Montini Catholic High School chapter of the NHS is a 3.75 cumulative GPA at the end of their sophomore year. All students achieving a 3.75 GPA at the end of their sophomore (or junior) year receive the opportunity to petition for membership in NHS. When applying, students are asked to detail their qualifications in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Students meeting all the requirements are then invited to become members in the NHS in the fall of their junior or senior year.
Once accepted into the NHS, students are required to maintain high scholastic standards, act as true leaders of the school, perform 10 hours of community service each year.
The ceremony was followed by a reception in the school's cafeteria.
Congratulations to Montini Catholic's NHS 2018-19 Inductees: