Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

November 28, 2012

Dozens join National Honor Society ranks


The Andover Townsman

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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

Nadja Arifovic

Paige Biederwolf

Benjamin Dykstra

Andrew Eckel

Anne Garvin

Karen Hua

David Levenson

Emily McKeon

Abigail Taylor

Stanley Huang

Theresa Yeo

Eric Zhao

Class of 2014

Rebecca Alois

Stephen Beaumont

Meghan Buggy

Sean Carroll

Grace Anne Casto

Marika Cerbone

Declan Collins

Samuel Doskocil

Sheryl Ehlbeck

Emily Felter

Maxwell Galat

Julia Ganley

Alexandra Hale

Jennifer Hill

Harrison Hou

Stephanie Iglesias

Jessi Jacobowitz

Sarah LaMacchia

Carter Letsky

Charlotte Lenes

Angelina Lionetta

Christopher McKenna

Yoojin Moon

Mary Mullins

John Nossiff

Marie Olney

Arun Padykula

Jay Patel

Zachary Perry

Samantha Pond

Nadia Rangwalla

Jaydeep Sambangi

Justin Sonberg

Tracy Sun

Ryan Trisman

Emily Van Antwerp

Sarah Van Antwerp

Gina Venuti

Nicholas Wall

Jessica Webber

Emily Wilson

Yen Wu

Victoria Yin

Wendy Zhou