National Honor Society Inducts 330

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Syosset High School recently inducted 330 new members into the National Honor Society. Proud parents and faculty were on hand in the high school auditorium to salute the new members, each of whom have excelled in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character– the four pillars of NHS induction.

Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante welcomed the guests and spoke about this year's group of inductees and their collective efforts to make their mark, not only academically, but also as difference makers in their community.

“As a school we spend four years teaching math, science, social studies and English, but perhaps the most important things we teach, are the lessons in PRIDE–patience, respect, integrity, dignity and empathy,” said Durante, alluding to the district's character education program and the many charitable events that students have spearheaded and participated in as a result of what they learn, such as food drives and walkathons.

Syosset NHS President Leslie Epps also reported on the chapter’s many activities over the last year. Other officers gave brief presentations on the four pillars of NHS before lighting ceremonial candles representing each. Inductees were then called to the stage, where Epps, Dr. Giovanni, NHS advisor Beth Waschitz, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Rogers congratulated and welcomed them into the society.

The Syosset HS chamber orchestra, under the direction of Stephanie Merten, provided music for the processional and recessional. Congratulations to the new inductees and best of luck to this year’s graduating members.