National Honor Society Invests 52

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East Islip High School’s National Honor Society invested 52 new members during its National Honor Society Investiture Ceremony, held in the school’s auditorium on June 9. 

NHS adviser Nicole Ingram welcomed the students and their families to the traditional candle lighting ceremony. She remarked that even though it has been a challenging school year, these 52 honorees still managed to become the “cream of the crop,” overcoming many of the obstacles placed before them during their high school careers.

Co-President James Mendolia described the inductees as students who “represent the best of our school,” while abiding by the four NHS pillars: scholarship, leadership, service and character. He also encouraged the inductees to continue to “lead with conviction and inspire others.”

NHS officers Peter Jacobsen (secretary), Taryn Kilrain (historian), Pranaav Venkatasubramanian (treasurer) and Samantha Panzella (historian) then lit the candles as they described the society’s four pillars.

Ingram and Principal Mark Bernard then read letters written by each of the inductees to their mentors, who then placed a vestment over their heads, symbolizing their membership into the society. This stole will be worn at graduation, distinguishing them among their graduation class as members of the National Honor Society. 

Date Added: 6/14/2022