46 Students Inducted into National Honor Society
Archbishop Williams recently inducted 40 juniors and 6 seniors into the National Honor Society (NHS). The ceremony was held in the School’s auditorium.
“Today you join an elite society. Today you realize the potential that you showed when you were accepted as freshmen.” said President Dennis M. Duggan, Jr. “It is with great pride that I add my congratulations to the Archbishop Williams National Honor Society Class of 2014.”
NHS is the nation's forerunner in the recognition of exceptional high school students. Founded in 1921, NHS’s charter asserts four main objectives: "To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools." The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth founded the Nuntii Veritatis Chapter of the NHS at AWHS in the 1950’s.
The auditorium was filled with parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, faculty, staff, coaches, students and the AWHS student body. The ceremony included short speeches from the five NHS Officers of the 2014-2015 academic year: Kiera Dwyer (President), Matthew McCaughey (Vice President), Jared Hudgins (Secretary), Jenna Troderman (Treasurer), and Emily Matthews (Tutor Chairperson). Individual inductees also publicly recognized teachers who made a lasting impression on their lives.
“Induction into the National Honor Society is more than just having a strong G.P.A.,” said Principal Dr. Michael R. Volonnino. “It is an honor. You are here today because of your hard work and dedication.”
Inductees have demonstrated sustained commitment to the four NHS ideals of Character, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. They have also maintained a minimum GPA of 3.4.
2014 Inductees include:
Jie Liu*, International Student
Shiyu Mao*, International Student
Zhenliang Zhu, International Student