Every year the National Honor Society Induction Dinner is one of the most enjoyable events at CAISL. The night began with welcoming words by Gea, the President of the NHS. Whilst everyone was enjoying dessert, four new inductees described their perspective on one of the four pillars of the NHS (Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character), and lit a candle for each pillar to symbolize the foundation of our organization. This opportunity allowed NHS faculty and members to find insight into the new members while evaluating how we are fulfilling the expectations of our membership. After this, each inductee had a very special moment: a former member of their choice wrote a speech on their behalf, introducing them to the NHS family and welcoming them to this prestigious organization. With a large group of fifteen inductees, these speeches showed graduating seniors that the future of the NHS is in good hands. Ms. Silva, our NHS Advisor, welcomed the new inductees and presented them with their NHS certificate and Gea with their pins. Mr. Chapman voiced how these inductee introduction speeches given by the members give insight about how peers show sides inside and outside of the classroom that teachers and staff often do not get to see. They expressed how emotional and heartwarming the members' expressions of their admiration for their new peers can be. After the dinner, the Vice-President, Kaitlyn, expressed her feelings towards the NHS and her hope for the future. This year has been one of the largest induction of members, but, more than that, the members are the highest achieving scholars and leaders, whose character was clear in the admiration of their peers, that have been seen in many years. Congratulations new NHS members – the seniors are happy to pass the torch to such capable young leaders, scholar, and humanitarians, and have immense hope for the future of the National Honor Society.
Text by Davina, NHS Vice-Secretary
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