National Honor Society Welcomes Inductees

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Forty-eight students were inducted into Glen Cove High School’s National Honor Society.

The ceremony began with senior Andrew Gerin reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by members of the Select Chorale singing the national anthem. Interim Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro welcomed students and their families and congratulated them on their outstanding achievements.

Highlights of the ceremony included a musical interlude performed by senior Samantha Smith on clarinet and the comments offered to students by guest speaker Charmaine Clarke, mentoring director of the Glen Cove Youth Bureau. Clarke urged students to live by their own set of values and to not be defined by labels. “Be who you are, not what people expect you to be,” Clarke said.

National Honor Society officers lit candles as they described each of the characteristics deemed necessary to be considered for induction, including scholarship, leadership, service and character, prior to each inductee crossing the stage to receive their certificate of membership.
The students also took time to honor teachers and fellow students for their service at the ceremony.