Long Beach High School’s National Honor Society Arista Chapter recognized 111 new inductees in a virtual ceremony that was presented on Dec. 16 after being postponed last spring. Advisor Jeanne O’Shea welcomed viewers and praised the new and current members. The program also featured Principal Jeffrey Myers and students who serve as NHS officers.
Students are selected for NHS based on their excellence in character, leadership, scholarship and service. They also maintain a grade point average of 90 percent or higher, and graduating members participate in service projects that help better the community.
“You have the admirable ability to balance your academics, a love of your community and a desire to make your community a better place,” said Ms. O’Shea.
NHS president Julianne Robinson addressed her classmates and shared an overview of the event’s significance. Jasmine Soriano, Tyler Collinson, Morgan Polete and Ruby Palmer discussed the society’s values, and Robin Xiao led inductees in reciting a pledge that signified their new membership. Each inductee was then spotlighted in a slideshow.
“I am very proud of what you have accomplished and I’m looking forward to seeing all the wonderful contributions that you will make to our school,” Mr. Myers said. “Congratulations, and continue striving for excellence.”