This year, Syosset High School’s National Honor Society inducted 351 new members into the Thalian Chapter during two special ceremonies held in the school’s Harvey P. Karp auditorium, which was filled with proud parents, faculty, school officials and scholars.
NHS adviser Beth Waschitz welcomed the audience as Syosset High School Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante and NHS President Samantha Landsman each gave accounts about the dedication and hard work that goes into becoming a NHS member, as well as all of the wonderful efforts of NHS members over the years to make Syosset High School and the community a better place. Executive Board members lit the ceremonial candles that represent the four key principles of NHS membership: character, scholarship, leadership and service. Then, one by one, the new inductees’ names were announced and each stepped up to the stage to receive their certificates prior to taking the NHS pledge.
Special thanks to the Syosset High School chamber orchestra, led by Stephanie Merten, for providing the processional, interlude and recessional. Pictured are Syosset High School’s 2017-18 National Honor Society officers being congratulated by Dr. Durante (far left), Waschitz (second from right) and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tom Rogers (far right).