St. Bernard Prep students recently gathered to honor new members inducted into the National Honor Society. National Honor Society recognizes students for outstanding scholarship, service, leadership, and character. To qualify students nominated must be in the junior or senior class. He or she must have a cumulative grade point average of 90 or above and must have taken required courses in math, science, and language.
Jae Min Chung, President of the SBP Chapter, welcomed parents, faculty and students. Richard Collier led the opening prayer.
Mrs. Betty Wallace, faculty sponsor recognized current members Amy Eder, Quintoya Buggs, Jared Clark, Richard Collier, Jonathan Denson, Tim Fernandez, Emily Kim, Jin Lim, Brendan Meyer, Kiki Meyer, Maria Mueller, Molly O’Hara, Jack Palmer, Amanda Parker, and Nino Yutiamco. Each was presented a membership card.
Under the direction of Richard Collier, new inductees Alma Allende, Mary Beth Beargie, Jenny Codding, Lucia DiPrima, Ryan Deci, Katie Gauthier, Jonathan Gray, Matthew Kimbrel, Grace Larkin, Cathryne Shartung, Elizabeth Schweers, Louis Yutiamco, and Jason Lee took the pledge of the National Honor Society. Each pledged to uphold the high purposes of National Honor Society to which they had been selected. The new members repeated the pledge, “I will be true to the principles for which it stands, I will be loyal to my school, and will maintain and encourage high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.”
Each student received a pin from current officers of NHS as well as a membership certificate from Fr. Joel Martin, Headmaster of St. Bernard Preparatory School.
Fr. Joel said, “This is a day we all receive something. We are recognizing the intelligence that God gave these students. It is not something they have earned, it is a gift. What distinguishes them is that they are using the gift, a gift that has been given to everyone in this school.”
Fr. Joel congratulated the group by saying, “We know the efforts you have put in your work at St. Bernard to get where you are today.”He encouraged other students to emulate their efforts. “It is a great day for all of us because of the example they give us. Thank you for that,” Fr. Joel concluded.
A reception was held following the ceremony.