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National Honor Society Inducts 88

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Bellport High School’s National Honor Society inducted 88 new members during a traditional candlelighting ceremony, held in the Ebersole Auditorium on April 30. After the Pledge of Allegiance, led by honor society treasurer Henry Chillogallo, introductions were made by president Chelsea Argueta, vice president Valentina Banellis and secretary Andrew Zimlinghaus. 

While lighting one of four candles representing the pillars of the National Honor Society, each of the officers spoke about scholarship, leadership, service and character. Even though each inductee was tapped to become a member of this prestigious organization based on their adherence to the pillars, they were further encouraged to continue to live up to these ideals through high school and beyond. Each of the inductees received a certificate and white carnation while current members read individual biographies about the society’s newest members. Principal Timothy Hogan then led the inductees in the National Honor Society pledge, making them official members, and congratulated them on this outstanding accomplishment.

Mr. Hogan said he was proud of the work ethic, impact and enthusiasm each of the students bring to the school, “which speaks volumes about you as a person.” He also encouraged the new members to thank their parents and teachers who have helped them in their journey, and to be sure to continue giving back to the community.

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