Walt Whitman's National Honor Society Induction

NHS Secretaries Anna Schortichini and Sarah Zepeda light one of the ceremonial candles, representing scholarship, leadership, service and character that is demonstrated by each Honor Society member. thumbnail119912
NHS Secretaries Anna Schortichini and Sarah Zepeda light one of the ceremonial candles, representing scholarship, leadership, service and character that is demonstrated by each Honor Society member.
The current NHS Officers: President Grace D’Souza, Vice President John Dugan, Secretaries Anna Scortichini and Sarah Zepeda, Treasurer Reyha Mete, and GSO Representative Jake Cartisano.  thumbnail119913
The current NHS Officers: President Grace D’Souza, Vice President John Dugan, Secretaries Anna Scortichini and Sarah Zepeda, Treasurer Reyha Mete, and GSO Representative Jake Cartisano.
“I pledge to maintain my high scholastic standing; to hold as fundamental and worthy an untarnished character; to endeavor intelligently and courageously to be a leader; and to give of myself freely in service to others. In so doing, I shall prove myself worthy of a place in the National Honor Society.” thumbnail119914
“I pledge to maintain my high scholastic standing; to hold as fundamental and worthy an untarnished character; to endeavor intelligently and courageously to be a leader; and to give of myself freely in service to others. In so doing, I shall prove myself worthy of a place in the National Honor Society.”
Board President Nick Ciappetta and Vice President Laura Carey congratulate the new members as they take the walk across the PAC stage.  thumbnail119915
Board President Nick Ciappetta and Vice President Laura Carey congratulate the new members as they take the walk across the PAC stage.
The Walt Whitman Chorale opened the evening with a few numbers, including a beautiful rendition of “Over the Rainbow.” thumbnail119916
The Walt Whitman Chorale opened the evening with a few numbers, including a beautiful rendition of “Over the Rainbow.”
From Abbene to Zaiff, 135 juniors and 10 seniors were inducted as new members of the National Honor Society.  thumbnail119917
From Abbene to Zaiff, 135 juniors and 10 seniors were inducted as new members of the National Honor Society.

As always, the commitment to academic excellence remains the cornerstone of our South Huntington School District. It is with this understanding that we congratulate this year's inductees into the National Honor Society. This special recognition speaks volumes about a student's intellect, work ethic, character, and a deep-seated commitment to service.

 “You are the leaders of your class and represent the very best of our school,” said Principal John Murphy to his new inductees. “As you move into the final stage of high school to enter the world, I am confident that you are prepared to tackle life's challenges. You have shown the skills and confidence to be successful in whatever life throws at you. While there will be bumps along the road and you will face many points where you need to decide on how to accomplish something, I want you to know that I have every faith in you to make the right decision. It is in those moments where I want you to remember the integrity and character you have displayed here at Walt Whitman. The future is open to amazing possibilities for all of you here.”

Congratulations to the 2019 National Honor Society Inductees: Heather Abbene, Isabella Adamovicz, Emely Alfaro Benitez, Aleena Ali, Priscilla Alonzo, Elman Aparicio, Zainab Asif, Yagmur Aykanat, Edward Backer, Gerardo Barraza, Nathan Blank, Isabella Bonvicin, Christopher Borges, Jack Brady, Thomas Braglia, Patrick Bresnan, Ryan Cajowski, Matthew Calandra, Jordan Campanelli, Annelise Campo, Samantha Carey, Jessica Castagna, Nikolas Cerrito, Juliana Chiriboga, Iza Choudrey, Kathya Cisneros Rivas, Kayla Coll, Kevin Cozart, Jillian Crowley, Olivia Cunsolo, Luke Cunsolo, Nicholas De Gaetano, Kaitlin De Moore, Corinne De Rosa, Hailey Dearborn, Michael Deitch, Tatiana Doddo, Joseph Dowling, Shane Duffy, Anna Edwards, Emily Engoran, Garrison Farrell, April Farrell, Kelly Feldmann, Joseph Feola, Kristen Finnerty, Pamela Flores Chalco, Diana Fogel, Jeremy Forman, Madison Fulcher, Jake Fullerton, Janna Garden, Olivia Giarratano, Gabrielle Girard, Cassidy Giudici, Gabrielle Giudici, Colby Goldsmith, Olivia Golembiowski, Lauren Gotard, Emma Graff, Christopher Grillo, Ethan Halle, Brianna Hansen, Brian Hauser, Stephen Hong, Gretel Huber, Jake Iaccino, Nimra Ishtiaq, Kate Jenkins, Jillian Jobson, Damaris Jovel Ordonez, Priya Katwala, Bridget Kenney, Dana Keogler, Sydney Khan, Adil Khan, Nicholas King, Olivia Kongevold, Daniel Kulesa, Jake Lang, Julianna Licona, Racquel Litt, Thania Loza Morales, Aidan Luebker, Paige Maier, Kevin Martin, Marissa Martino, Raymond Matuza, Tyler Meyer, Katherine Miata, Gabriella Mingin, Dean Mirissis, Brady Mondry, Jimmy Morales, Maxwell Morris, Annosha Mubasher, Emily Murphy, Sarah Nace, Alina Naseer, Melanie Navarro, Anna Noonan, Eleni Papaicovou, Jennifer Parada Melgar, Tyler Phelan, Matthew Philip, Michelle Pirozzi, Rosa Portillo, Connor Rankel, Nicole Rapacciuolo, Mikaila Rattazzi, Liam Rea, Lauren Redelman, Mycaela Reilly, Emily Riha, Amanda Riha, Lily Robert, Destiny Robinson, Isabella Rombaldi, Sebastian Rosa, Stephanie Ross, Kayla Sakayan, Benjamin Saks, Brenda Saravia Coreas, Nohl Schwandtner, Julia Seitz, Umema Siddiqui, Bilal Siddiqui, Logan Slansky, Rachel Smith, Fiona Smyth, Mary Teresky, Dylan Thyer, Luke Towers, Barbara Tripi, Emma Touhy, Riley Turner, Natalie Ugenti, Stephen Verderame, Belkin Vilorio, Christopher Williams, Kevin Wrobel, Melanie Yodice, Se Min Yoon, Subhana Zafar, and Jackson Zaiff.

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