A new class of Andover High School students has been inducted into the National Honor Society.
Juniors and seniors who have a GPA of 3.75 weighted, or 4.25 unweighted, complete 50 hours of community service, provide character references, demonstrate leadership potential, and participate in a variety of school and community activities are considered for membership.\
“This is an exceptional group of students and I am always so impressed by their talents and accomplishments,” Brian Shea, AHS English teacher and NHS adviser, said in a release. “In addition to being made up of a variety of students who excel in academics, athletics and the arts, NHS students are a group of generous, caring and respectful kids who are deeply involved in the community.”
The ceremony took place at the Collins Center at Andover High with a reception for students, family and faculty members afterwards. Current members of NHS provided musical entertainment during the ceremony.
The NHS Executive Board, made up of current seniors, chose faculty member Cheryl Todisco as the guest speaker. "In addition, more than 40 faculty members, chosen by the inductees, were in attendance to be recognized by the inductees for their ongoing contributions to students’ academic, social and civic growth," according to the release.
The new inductees went right to work participating in the annual NHS apple pie fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 17. Students more than over 300 apple pies that were purchased by members of the community as well as donated to Lazarus House in Lawrence. Proceeds support the NHS scholarship fund and various charities.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS
Class of 2013
Class of 2014
Grace Anne Casto
Emily Van Antwerp
Sarah Van Antwerp