Friday, 14 December 2012 00:00
The Syosset High School National Honor Society Thalian Chapter inducted approximately 350 students into the society on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in two separate ceremonies, recognizing the students’ continued academic excellence and commitment to success.
Members of the chamber orchestra, under the direction of Stephanie Merten, performed several selections as the inductees proceeded into the auditorium. Syosset NHS advisor Beth Waschitz and Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante welcomed guests to the ceremony, congratulating all of the inductees on the impressive achievement of joining such a prestigious organization.
Samantha Weiss, president of Syosset’s NHS, shared some examples of the positive impact NHS members have made in the community. Students crossed the stage as Waschitz announced their name, receiving a personalized certificate. Executive board members Joshua Hyman, Sydney Markowitz, Zachary Senzer and Jared Weiss each spoke about the society’s pillars— character, scholarship, leadership and service— before lighting candles representing them.
Students must possess a grade point average of 90 or above and participate in at least two extracurricular activities to be eligible for induction into the NHS.