41 Inducted Into National Honor Society

Forty-one upperclassmen were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) in a ceremony at St. Johns this morning. 

First, the 26 existing members joined NHS sponsor Elizabeth Herzog on stage:

  Marshall Bustamante Lilly Peterson
  Valerie Cabrera Jackson Powers
  Connor Foster Zoe Roberts
  Kyla Hartwell Christian Sabbagh
  Lea Hartwell Jordan Sabo
  Sheila Hodges Lindsey Sabo
  Carolina Hollis Courtney Sage
  Michael Maytin Emily Serrano
  Anthony Morris Joshua Soffler
  Jordan Noble Elizabeth Stoeber
  Isabella Ottey Claire Trammell
  Sahaj Patel James Woolard
  Delaney Payton Liam Woolard


"The National Honor Society is sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals," said current member Sheila Hodges '20. "Its purposes are to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to render service to the school and community, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of the nation's secondary schools." 

In order to become a member of the St. Johns chapter of the National Honor Society, a student must have a cumulative Upper School grade point average of at least 3.6 at the end of the Sophomore of Junior year, must have been a St. Johns student for at least a year, must be an active participant in School activities, and must exhibit the finest qualities of character. The St. Johns chapter welcomes students inducted at their previous schools as long as they fulfill the St. Johns requirements for membership. 

With these qualifications in mind, speaker Elizabeth Stoeber '20 called new inductees' names: 

From the Class of 2020:

  Pace Cummings Kylie Rodriguez
  Riley Davidson Kendall Sage
  Ian Duncan Braden Steiner

And from the Class of 2021:

  Ethan Albright Allison Korahais
  Julia Andrawis Abbey Lantinberg
  Yashas Aprameya John B. Linge
  Maxwell Arnold Gabrielle Loustau
  Avery Baskin Spencer Martin
  Tilson Branch Madeline Moody
  Fred Cone Connor Moore
  Chloe Davis Julia Nichols
  Alexander Dimmick Alexa Radford
  Alexis Drumm Isabella Richardson
  Amelia Dyer Ellie Rosenau
  Brooke Ferris Julia Schildberg
  Natalie Higingbotham Luke Shannahan
  Desiree Holmberg Jason Thomas
  Bianca Horen Alexa Verboort
  Jacob Kailes James Wilson
  Maggie Kent Cade Zehner

A candle was lit as an NHS member spoke about each of the four pillars of the National Honor Society-- scholarship, service, leadership, and character-- and the inductees repeated the National Honor Society Pledge:

I pledge myself to uphold
The purposes of the National Honor Society.
I will be true to the principles for which it stands;
I will be loyal to my school;
I will maintain high standards of scholarship,
High standards of service,
High standards of leadership,
and high standards of character.

"These students have shown commitment and excellence in the four pillars of the National Honor Society-- scholarship, leadership, service, and character," said NHS Sponsor Elizabeth Herzog, "and I am thrilled to see each of them inducted this morning."

Congratulations, new inductees!