Long Beach High School inducted 117 sophomores and juniors into the National Honor Society’s Arista Chapter during a ceremony on April 10. NHS members demonstrate the organization’s four key values of service, scholarship, leadership and character throughout their school and community.
After the inductees entered the auditorium, NHS advisor Jeanne O’Shea welcomed guests and shared opening remarks. NHS president Thomas Walsh described the organization’s principles and Board of Education President Dr. Dennis Ryan addressed the members, current and new.
“Please think of this induction as not only a celebration but as an opportunity to be a leader in your school and community,” Ms. O’Shea said.
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 Emma McGovern, Emily McDonnell, Madison Gusler and Kelly Roethel illuminated the symbols of leadership, character, service and scholarship candles, respectively.
The NHS annually recognizes a role model with the honorary membership distinction. This year’s honoree is Edwina Bryant.
Musical performances by the high school’s Chamber Orchestra ensembles provided entertainment during the event. As the ceremony concluded, Principal Jeffrey Myers led the National Honor Society pledge and commended the members for their outstanding achievements.