LB inducts 116 new NHS members

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On May 2, Long Beach High School celebrated the induction of 116 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.

Board of education members and administrators joined the NHS officers and their advisor Jeanne O’Shea on the auditorium stage. Students’ families and friends, along with staff members, gathered in the audience to celebrate this educational milestone for the inductees.

Ms. O’Shea summarized the events, volunteer projects, fundraisers and donation drives that the organization has coordinated in the district and community through efforts guided by NHS officers Mary Sabedra, Megan Sofield, Sarah Wachs, Jen Arnaud, Natalia Quintero and Joseph Aebly.

Four candles were placed before the group, representative of leadership, character, service and scholarship. In a moment that signified their commitment to all of these principles, the inductees were called up on stage to officially be named the newest members.

The NHS annually recognizes a role model with the honorary membership distinction. NHS President Mary Sabedra spoke and presented to this year’s honorary NHS member, guidance counselor Patricia Baron. Musical performances by the high school’s Soundwaves and Chamber Orchestra ensembles provided entertainment throughout the event.