The 2010-2011 Induction Ceremony for the John Bapst Memorial High School Harlow Floyd Chapter of the National Honor Society was held April 13 in the school’s historic auditorium.
New inductees were seniors Camden Amoroso, Brandon Cyr, Megan Doane, Cody Emerson, Keith Nelson, Aaron Ortiz, Lauren Piccirillo, Deanna Power, and Kristen Shaw; and juniors Shayne Andersen, Emma Branch, Krista Burr, Mary Carmack, Olivia Cohen, Christopher Coleman, Paige Cote, Kara Cowan, Laine Ferrill, Taylor Flagg, Ryan Gonyar, Ryan Jennings, Kelsey Johns, Jennifer Kane, Lindsey Kinsella, Kristen Krueger, Julia Laverdiere, Marisa McCray, Katherine McGuire, Katherine Morelli, Vanessa Norris, Amber Oakes, Julia Pelkey, Lillian Slazas, Joshua Storgaard, Sarah Tapley, Maria Ullo, Katelyn Ward, and Kristen Weed. In addition, the John Bapst Chapter welcomed senior Joshua Paredes.
The Induction Ceremony guest speaker was Marcia Diamond, principal of All Saints Catholic School, parent of two John Bapst alumni, and a John Bapst Board member. Diamond detailed the qualities exhibited by National Honor Society members: scholarship, character, leadership, and service. . The evening’s music was provided by the John Bapst Chamber Ensemble under the direction of Julienne Ewing.
Current members of the John Bapst chapter include president Margaret Bryan ’11, vice-president Jennifer Cormier ’11, treasurer Robyn Handley ’11, secretary Marissa Rublee, and historian Adriana Pelligrini as well as seniors Andrew Babbitt, Keegan Bate, Jordan Campbell, Michael Campbell, Theresa Copeland, Katelyn Day, Christopher Desmond, Laura Donovan, Jacquelyn Dougherty, Bob Tom Flynn, Molly Horne, Amy Hughes, Kimia Kashkooli, Margaret Lynn, Alexandra Michaud, Jennifer Morrill, Sheila Rajan, Brianne Robertson, Chad Ryder, Nicholas Southwick, Sarah VanKirk, and Jennifer Wainer.
The National Honor Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students, with chapters in more than 60 percent of the nation’s high schools. At John Bapst, applicants are considered by a five-member Faculty Council led by NHS co-advisers Scott Burgess, the school’s Science Department chair, and Michael Murphy, Associate Director of Technology.