On Tuesday, October 29, the YISS chapters of the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society held an induction ceremony to welcome their newest members. The ceremony involved wonderful speeches by student and adult leaders and music performances.
The National Honor Society is an organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding high school students who exemplify the four NHS pillars of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. In order to be a member, students must also have a minimum GPA of 3.7 and be actively involved in community service. Limited to only 30 students, this organization's members understand and respect the gravity of their role at YISS, as well as the examples that all must serve to be.
During the National Honor Society induction ceremony, president Joshua P. (12) and Assistant Principal Mr. Hostetter gave inspiring speeches. They provided insight into the purpose of the organization and emphasized the four NHS pillars of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. A total of 16 new members were welcomed into the honor society: Anne L. (10), Ryan Y. (10), Sydney C. (10), Nicole H. (10), Hannah K. (10), Katherine H. (10), Joshua Heesik K. (11), Ian K. (11), Kevin L. (11), Ashley K. (11), Carra K. (11), Grace L. (11), Claire P. (11), Tim S. (12), Geon Tack L. (12), and Allison L. (12).
The TRI-M Music Honor Society is an organization that recognizes exceptional student musicians who desire countless opportunities to perform, lead, and serve their communities. Students were chosen based on their academic excellence, as well as their dedication to music, leadership, and service. TRI-M students serve our YISS community and the greater community of Itaewon and Seoul through concerts, service events, and hosting of important music festivals such as KAIAC Large Group Festival this Fall and the ACSC International Orchestra Festival last Spring.
During the TRI-M Honor Society induction ceremony, president Hannah L. (12) and Music Department Chair Mrs. Lynelle Harding both spoke on the topic of sharing our gifts and talents through music with our community and at YISS. The evening concluded with entertainment provided by the beautifully talented Nicole S. (10) singing Glinka's The Lark, accompanied by Miss Esther Jeon. Tri-M welcomed the following new members bringing their total to 38 members: Leah K. (9), David L. (9), Julianne K. (9), Jayden L. (9), Helen P. (9), Mattia G. (10), Ryan SW K. (10), Abigail O. (10), Rachel S. (10), Alexis K. (10), Alex L. (10), Nicole S. (10), and Stella J. (11), Hayong C. (11), Pete H. (11), Rachel L. (11), Seung Won P. (11).