Spellman inducts 32 into National Honor Society

(L-r, first Row) Antony Mancheril, Linda McCaffrey, Ayana Williams, Giselle Perez, Emanda Pimentel, Cadene Thomas, Julie Fuentes, John Estrellado, Michael Coppola, Neisha Ali. Second Row: Natalee Rivera, Sophia Ponce, Paz-Julienne Rivera, Constance Smith, Grace Tackie, Jobeth Arceo, Khrysten Rogers, Diandra Rivera, Konadu Gyamfi, Angel Arroyo, Lauren Carew. Third Row: Matthew White, Frances Trosa, Janice Tomlinson, Lateisha Walters, Deidra Wright, Pearl Mensah, Christina Kallop, Matthew Greco, Navindra Guman, Jason Castro, Gabriella Delgado.

Thirty two students from Cardinal Spellman High School were inducted on April 24 into the Sequere Deum Chapter of the National Honor Society. Rev. Francis Principe, director of Spiritual Activities, began the ceremony with a prayer, and Neil McCarthy Ph.D., Principal of the school, welcomed those in attendance. Dr. McCarthy praised the students for their “incredible God given talent, used academically, to become outstanding Christian individuals.” Ms. Trudy Keane, moderator of the NHS for twenty years, pointed out that the select group “has shown superior leadership skills.”

Current NHS members Ancy Andrews, Jennifer Batista, Emily Elliott, Shanai Walker, and Juliette Brandon assisted  with the ceremony. Candles representing the four attributes desired of members: scholarship, character, leadership, and service, were lighted. As their families looked on, the students then received the National Honor Society  medallion. The NHS serves as a reflection on one’s high academic achievement as well as recognition of strong character, good citizenship, and service to others. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the school cafeteria for the new members, their families, school administrators, and faculty.

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