LB Inducts New National Art Honor Society Members

LB Inducts New National Art Honor Society Members
On June 5, Long Beach High School’s chapter of the National Art Honor Society held its induction and nomination ceremony. Thirty-two students were inducted, and 29 were nominated for the next school year.  

NAHS Advisor Sue Presberg provided welcoming remarks and introduced the evening’s guest speaker, Nicolas Bruno. Based in Northport, Mr. Bruno has had his work exhibited internationally, nationally and locally, and has been featured in prominent museums, galleries, publications and films. 

Current NAHS officers Officers Jaci Zitman, Nina Capofarri, Kaleigh DeStefano and Victoria Posada, along with incoming officers Lindsey Del Rio, Robin Xiao, Carmen Sabedra and Winona MacPhee, were involved in the ceremony as well. After Abegail Bagacay led the Pledge of Allegiance, Emily provided an explanation of the Elements of Art and Jaci shared the year’s overview. Lindsey and Carmen discussed next year’s goals, and Nina led the society’s pledge. Winona and Robin demonstrated a senior cords presentation, and Kaleigh initiated the ceremonial candle lighting signifying the induction. Victoria stated the society’s charge.

The 2019 inductees are Allen, Madeline, Abegail Bagacay, Jaime Bernstein, Nina Capofarri, Leah Cohen, Audrey Cozine, Lindsey Del Rio, Kaleigh DeStefano, Summer Ejnes, Fiona Eramo, Emma Herbert, Jaclyn Javakian Elizabeth Kelly, Charlotte Kile, Isabel Kreutzberg, Blake Langbart, Harry Lee, Sarah Lee, Jillian Lerner, Winona MacPhee, Charles Mandell, Analia Minuchin, Jessie Page, Victoria Posada, Elizabeth Rooney, Carmen Sabedra, Isabella Salsone, Noelle Soren, Emily Tejeda-Postigo, Rachelle Vidallon, John Whelan and Jaci Zitman.

Each year, a staff member is granted an honorary NAHS membership. This year, Ms. Presberg bestowed the honor to Vice Principal Elizabeth Walsh-Bulger. She additionally presented scholarship awards to numerous students. Special thanks to go Joshua Kapilian, Thomas Walsh, Dylan Edelman, Liam Keane and Matthias Roth for providing musical entertainment.