LB Inducts 105 New NHS Members

On April 18, Long Beach High School celebrated the induction of 105 10th- and 11th-graders into the National Honor Society’s Arista Chapter. NHS members demonstrate the organization’s four key values of service, scholarship, leadership and character.

After the inductees entered the auditorium, NHS advisor Jeanne O’Shea welcomed guests and shared opening remarks. Board of Education President Roy Lester then addressed the honorees and audience.

“For those that are graduating, I want to thank you for both your service and your example,” he said. “For those who are joining now or continuing, I want to thank you for your desire. There is no question in my mind — you are showing your community what nobility truly is.”
Superintendent of Schools David Weiss noted that student success is a collaborative effort.

“We need to recognize that today would not be possible without the support of your families, your teachers and our community,” he said. “This community has been committed to providing you with a world-class education.”

NHS student-leader Anna Falvey described the organization’s principles and Ms. O’Shea summarized the events that NHS has organized in the district and community. Four candles were placed before the group, representative of the NHS standards as the new inductees as they were called up to the stage. NHS officers Nina Miller, Kathryn Mannle, Carly Chernoff and Hayley Lynch lit the leadership, character, service and scholarship candles, respectively.

The NHS annually recognizes a role model with the honorary membership distinction. NHS President Andrew Garcia spoke and presented to this year’s honorary NHS member Maria Yaker.

Musical performances by the high school’s Soundwaves and Chamber Orchestra ensembles provided entertainment throughout the event. As the ceremony concluded, Principal Bill Stroud commended the NHS members for their outstanding achievements.