FHS Inducts 99 to National Honor Society

FHS Inducts 99 to National Honor Society photo

Freeport High School was filled with high spirits, as the district hosted its annual National Honor Society induction ceremony, where 99 students were inducted into the program through a special candlelighting ceremony.

Adviser Eileen Shultis, who led the program, announced the six NHS officers: Gabriel Alvarado, Leah Hochman, Krystal Johnson, Yasmin Kadir, Kayla Placide and Justin Lescouflair. Character, scholarship, leadership and service are the four pillars of the NHS, which each officer highlighted during the ceremony. They spoke about what each pillar represents and how inductees can demonstrate these characteristics. 

On behalf of the board of education, Board President Michael Pomerico congratulated students on the memorable achievement of being inducted into the NHS. 

“The National Honor Society is based on four pillars: scholarship, leadership, service and character. Your desire and drive to push yourself in each of these areas to go above and beyond is a testament to what can be attained when you set goals, put in effort and never give up,” Mr. Pomerico said. “It’s time for you to take the next giant leap. You are amazing leaders. It is up to you to inspire others by your own actions, to get involved and make a difference. Use your knowledge to solve complicated issues through your creativity and collaboration with others. As a Freeport National Honor Society student, your work is not done. I urge you to challenge yourselves to do more, be more, and give more than you already have.”

After the inductees received a medal from Principal Joe Mille, students then held up their right hand and took the Honor Society Oath to solidify their induction into the NHS.