On Monday, October 8, National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society held a joint induction ceremony. The new members admitted to NHS this year were selected based on their excellent academic records, commitment to giving back their community, and adherence to NHS's four pillars: scholarship, leadership, character, and service.
During the ceremony, the president of NHS, Jay. B. (12), explained the selection process. In order to meet the “scholarship” criterion, applicants had to demonstrate academic excellence. Thus, students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher were given the opportunity to apply. “Leadership” was evaluated by looking at the applicants’ ability to lead others and also to have fresh and new ideas. “Character” was judged based on individual integrity, honesty, courtesy and other important qualities that make cooperation possible. Therefore, students with clean disciplinary records were given the opportunity to apply. Lastly, “service” was exhibited by the volunteer work that the applicants had performed or will perform for YISS and their community.
The 15 excellent students who were selected to join NHS this year were people who not only possess academic excellence but also the ability to serve others with a loving heart. The new inductees were: Adeline K. (12), Eric L. (12), Matthew L. (12), Jinny P. (12), Danny S. (12), Moon C. (11), Prachi D. (11), Matthew K. (11), Paul O. (11), Jonathan Y. (11), Dyanne A. (10), Chanyoung C. (10), Pete H. (10), Megan P. (10), and Christian U. (10).
Before the Tri-M portion of the induction ceremony began, an ensemble of Mrs. Harding, Eric K. (11), Yehjee K. (12), Katie Y. (12), and Kelly Y. (11) played two Bach Chorales, The Son of God Is Come and From Heaven Above I Hither Come. The officers, Yehjee K. (president), Yoona C. (12) (vice-president), Ann K. (12) (secretary), Hannah L. (11) (treasurer) and Adeline K. (12) (historian) gave speeches, and Mrs. Harding, one of Tri-M's sponsors, followed.
Tri-M inducted a total of 32 students, welcoming 11 new members: Dyanne A. (10), Erica C. (10), Alicia K. (10), Eric K. (11), Joshua H. K. (10), Matthew K. (11), Daniel K. (10), Sophia L. (10), Sean L. (10), Bhavika P. (11), Haeli R. (10), and Jenny S. (10).
NHS and Tri-M would like to thank their sponsors for helping with the ceremony and the parents and teachers who took the time to attend. Congratulations to all of the NHS and Tri-M inductees!