Sunday, January 8, 2017

New Members Welcomed to PHS Honor Society

The newest members of the Pottstown High School chapter of the National Honor Society       
Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottstown School District.

Recently, in a special candle-lighting service, Pottstown High School National Honor Society inducted 23 new members into the society. 

Sponsor Robert Decker said, “This was another successful induction of some of the most talented and dedicated students Pottstown has to offer. I look forward to working with them in the coming years to positively impact our students, district, and community.”

During the ceremony, the four pillars of National Honor Society were described
From left, Ashley Adams, Yuliza Cruz, Robert Decker,

Heather Swanson and MaSofia Sosa.
by students: Heather Swanson – Scholarship; Yuliza Cruz – Service; Ma Sofia Sosa – Leadership; and Ashley Adams – Character.

In order to be considered for membership, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 93 percent or above and fill out a personal data sheet that describes how they demonstrate their participation in the four pillars of National Honor Society. 

A faculty panel then reviews each student’s information and makes recommendations for those who should be invited to become members. Membership requires a continued demonstration of living up to the four pillars of honor society.

High School Principal Danielle McCoy addressed the students and parents, “The honor bestowed on National Honor Society recipients is not easily earned. It isn’t enough to have excellent grades. Excellent grades only earn them the right to apply for membership. The students inducted also demonstrated stellar accomplishments in the areas of leadership, character, and service. It is not an accolade to be easily dismissed. It is a positive reflection on the students, their families, our school, and our community. These students represent the academic and well-rounded elite of the Pottstown School District.”
Brother and sister members Mary and Josh Gery.

School Board President Amy Francis provided closing remarks by saying, “These students give us another reason to say – Proud to be from Pottstown. I encourage them to continue making the positive decisions which have led to their success and I am sure that they will continue to achieve success in their adult lives."

New members are:

Asgar Bin Ali, Subrina Ali, London Aquino, Mitchell Aquino, Jakhaya Beckham, Jacob Bosko, Elsie Cannell, Gabriel Francis, Mary Gery, Jennifer Hainsey, Emily Jerdon, Rachel Lees, Alivia Lopez, Martin Metzger, Aubrey Miller, Manuel Paez, Courteney Parry, Julianna Roseo, Hannah Shankle, Taylor Sundstrom, Emmanuel Toussaint, Abigail Welder, Br’Anna Williams

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