National Honor Society Inducts New Members

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Glen Cove High School’s National Honor Society inducted 42 new members in an annual ceremony on May 16.

Senior Catherine Hatala kicked off the ceremony by leading those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Select Chorale followed, singing the national anthem to perfection. Principal Antonio Santana welcomed students and their families and expressed pride in their outstanding achievements.

“These students work hard, make good choices and, in the process of making themselves better, look to make their community better,” Santana said.

Highlighting the ceremony were comments from guest speaker Cantor Gustavo Gitlin of Congregation Tifereth Israel, who reminded students to give back to the community and society.

“Do it because it feels good to give back, not because of how it looks on your resume,” Cantor Gitlin said.

Patricia Abraham and Grace Blinkoff performed an outstanding violin/viola duet prior to the candle-lighting ceremony, which featured NHS officers describing the characteristics of scholarship, leadership, service and character, each of which is deemed necessary to be considered for induction. Inductees were called one by one to the auditorium stage and presented with a certificate of membership and a flower. The students also took time during the ceremony to honor teachers for their service.