(From left) Lynbrook High School National Honor Society officers Russell Doloboff, David Katz, Allison Licciardi and Samantha Sitt officiated over the induction of new members. (Credit: Chris Engelhardt, Syntax)
In what made for a fitting and memorable ceremony, a total
of 84 new members were inducted into the Lynbrook Chapter of the National Honor
Society last week.
New members, taken from the ranks
of Lynbrook High School’s sophomore and junior classes, were selected based on
their ability to maintain high standards of scholarship, leadership, character,
service and citizenship.
Inductees will now join their fellow members in
upholding these principles by working to better their school and local
community through civic involvement, volunteer activities, and adherence to the
highest standards of morality and ethics.
you accept this award of induction into the National Honor Society by pledging
yourself to seek the light of truth, to hold scholarly habits, to engage in
worthy service, and to lead forward in all things that shall advance the
welfare of our school, of our school district, of our community and of our
society,” adviser Leonard Bruno said in his opening remarks.
New members were inducted and
current members were recognized for their continued service and volunteerism as
leaders of their community.NHS
officers Russell Doloboff, David Katz, Allison Licciardi and Samantha Sitt
officiated over the induction of new members.
“The new and returning members of
this club have been chosen because they were more than just a number on a
report card — they’re leaders of the school and the future of our well-respected
club,” President David Katz said. “Please do not take the membership for
granted. Continue to thrive in all that you do in Lynbrook High School and make
your time here worthwhile.”
In what drew a rousing round of applause
from the audience, Bruno announced that this year, Lynbrook High School
seniors had been accepted to a total of 185 different colleges from across the
In addition, Bruno also made an honorary NHS presentation to health
teacherJane Colganin recognition of her many years of
service to the school. The recognition was especially meaningful as she is
retiring at the end of the school year.
“The number of students being inducted is an impressive
number,” Principal Joseph Rainis said in his congratulatory remarks. “Let
service to others become part of who you are and what you do.”
The school’s brass ensemble
provided a magnificent accompaniment for the entrance and recession of
inductees. Those in attendance gathered at the end of the evening for a