Glen Cove HS Inducts 28 New Members into National Honor Society

Glen Cove High School inducted 28 new members into the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Current NHS officers presented the principles of the society during the official candle lighting ceremony.

Vice President Anish Joshi, Secretary Alexandra Gerin and Treasurer Erick Pajuelo explained the significance of character, scholarship and leadership, respectively, with junior member Elias Blinkoff discussed service. NHS President Gorov Sodhi arrived from a soccer game just in time to offer his congratulations to the new inductees.

Alexandra and Anish led the National Honor Society Pledge. Glen Cove City Councilman Tim Tenke awarded each inductee an NHS certificate, as their achievements were announced before taking the official NHS oath:

I pledge myself to uphold the high purpose of the National Honor Society to which I have been selected;
I will be true to the principles for which it stands;
I will be loyal to my school;
And I will maintain and encourage high standards of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character.

In her keynote address to the inductees and members of the audience, GCHS NHS advisor Francine Perez focused on the service that this year’s NHS group has provided to the community.

“Many of my members have responded to the needs of the community and have dedicated themselves to helping all who need assistance in many different venues,” said Ms. Perez. “Many members have been able to volunteer countless hours and energy to numerous worthwhile causes locally through their joint affiliations in the Key Club, Interact Club and Glen Gove Beautification and DECA, among many other worthwhile causes.” She also referenced toy drives, animal and homeless shelter assistance, afterschool tutoring and homework help, peer tutoring, walkathons, Relay for Life, and volunteering at assisted living centers as some of the many activities members have been involved with.

NHS is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students in grades 10-12. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas mentioned above.

2012 GCHS NHS Inductees:
Shayan Awan, Michael Burrell, Alessandra Cappiello, Samantha DiPaola, Madison Dratch, Maleesha Ebanks, Maria Fakatselis, Gillian Farnan, Jack Garcia, Matthew Grabowski, Jackelyn Hayduk, Dakota Herman, Claudia Kolanovic, Nicholas Krisch, Hans Ring, Kathryn Sagliocca, Laura Sakhaee, Justine Sawyer, Andrew Schuck, Alexis Slaughter, Kaitlin Sobelman, Angad Sodhi, Sean Tan, Natalie Tenke, Emily Van Allen, Tiffany Vizcarra, Elizabeth Willson and Daniel Wlodarczyk.

Class of 2012 GCHS NHS Graduates:
Alison Abrams, Sharon Ayiku, Thomas Cammisa, Cristina Cappiello, Alison Baade, Matthew Bellomo, Ariana Cavallone, Remi Farnan, Alexandra Gerin, Anish Joshi, Andrea Lazo, Catherine Liang, Robert MacDonald, Nicholas Manzione, Sabrina Minopoli, Risa Nagel, Kelly Ng, Emily Natale, Erick Pajuelo, Christian Ring, Derek Shearer, and Gorov Sodhi.