The Feb. 11 ceremony was much smaller than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, and only those necessary to the swearing in attended. (Family members can watch a recording of the induction at hulltv.net.)
“It is a great privilege to be selected as a member of the National Honor Society,” said HHS adviser Kim Wall. “Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student.”
Membership is based on the four pillars: scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Each was described by an NHS officer, and four candles representing the pillars were lit.
President Isabella Hendrickson gave a speech, saying that “every student has shown excellence in and out of school. Not only do these students excel in the classroom, but they excel on the field, the stage, and everywhere else.
“I’m confident and excited to see what the future will bring with this group of individuals.”
Special education teacher and coach Edward Cameron was the guest speaker. He told students to “continue to grow as people, and you’re going to do just fine. … I’m so proud of all of you guys.”
HHS Principal Nicole Nosek challenged the inductees “to spread that positive influence in the world. Demonstrate scholarship, leadership, service, and character in the way you live your life and in the way you continue to treat others.”
The students repeated the NHS pledge and then were called up individually to receive a certificate and light their candle.
The new inductees are: Stella Gianadda, Grace Grosso, Parry Harper, Troy Healey, Alexis Her, Grace Holden, Faye Lofgren, Erica McGowan, Jillian Reppucci, and Nina Tiani.