ANDOVER — The National Honor Society at Andover High School inducted 109 new members in November during a ceremony at the Collins Center.
To be considered for membership, juniors and seniors must have a 3.75 weighted grade point average (4.25 unweighted), complete 50 hours of community service, provide character references, demonstrate leadership and participate in a variety of school and community activities.
The Nov. 6 ceremony was followed by a reception for students, their families and more than 40 faculty members who were chosen by the inductees for recognition for the contributions they’ve made to students’ academic, social and civic growth.
Ellen Minzner, head coach of U.S. Paralympic Rowing, was the guest speaker. Current members of the National Honor Society provided musical entertainment.
“This is an exceptional group of students who work hard and are involved in many aspects of the school,” said Brian Shea, English teacher and National Honor Society adviser. “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 their community.”
Inductees were expected to go right to work in helping with the National Honor Society’s apple pie fundraiser. Students made and sold more than 500 pies to raise money for Lazarus House.
National Honor Society inductees were Batool Abbasi, Giovanna Agualuza, Kathryn Allen, Ian Aulbach, Emma Azzi, Julia Bardetti, Daniel Beetham, Mara Belansky, Colin Bobier, Emma Bourgeois, Adi Briskin, Katherine Budinger, Nicole Burgess, Leo Byers, Logan Carr, Kelley Carzo, Edison Chae, Vanaja Chavva, Caroline Chen, Emily Chen, Emily M. Chen, Jonathan Cheng, Abigal Chou, Kaitlin Chung, Eric Cooper, Calin Cronin, Bridget Daggett, Ashley DeMaine, Kayla DiBenedetto, Helina Dicovitsky, Omar Elbasiony, Jacob Fabiani, Amelia Faucher, Peter Faulkner, Samuel Feng, Sara Folan, Jenna Freeland, Samuel Garth, Rachel Gealow, Hannah Goff, Sofia Goldman, Yashvi Gosalia, Christopher Gu, Sara Halverson, Emily Hamby, Anusha Handa, Grace Hauser, Miles Hudgins, Ethan Iannicelli, Daniel Ivanovich, Avinaash Janarthanan, Lauren Jeffery, Rohini Josh, Inhye Kang, Hayley Katz, Allison Kindlan, Cameron Kirn, Pratheek Kuimanda, Meera Kumar, Shravanika Kumaran, Aidan Lareau, Gyuchan Lee, Jessica Liao, Anna MacDonald, Alana MacKay, Nicole Major, Polina Malinovskaya, Janhavi Maniar, Noa Margolin, Jenna Martin, Ameera Mazraany, Rachel Mitchell, Amanda Morin, Zack Nepomnayshy, Shreyas Pal , Aishwarya Palaniyappan, Navya Pandya, Carolyn Parker, Khush Patel, Oliver Pawelek, Emmanuella Pitts, Molly Pritchard, Frank Qian, Ivan Qin, Bipasha Ray, Allison Regnante, Ryan Rigazio, Angelina Robbins, Elie Safi, Luke Sakellarios, Riya Sharma, Ishaani Sharma, Tatum Shaw, Isabella Shih, Kenneth Siu, Maeve Snell, Katherine Song, Yu Sun, Alan Svendsen, Emma Svendsen, Madison Tjalsma, Sydney Tran, Madeleine Tutwiler, Ciaran Walsh, Jenny Yu, Bryan Zeng, Isabel Zhou, Jiayu Zhou, and Ava Zohn.