Bellport High School’s National Honor Society inducted 159 students during a virtual ceremony this spring. Co-adviser Suzanne Hines explained that the district’s annual induction included students from the Class of 2020, who were unable to be officially inducted due to the pandemic, and students from the Class of 2021. The celebration commenced with the Cadet Core, who led viewers in the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Bellport High School string quartet, who played the national anthem.
Co-adviser Danielle Stuckey said that the inductees have proven themselves capable of achieving success in academics, sports, clubs and community service. “It is to your benefit to continue to make yourself a well-rounded person,” she told the inductees.
National Honor Society officers, president Angie Gomez, vice president Mariz Baslious, secretary Melisa Kilic and treasurer Caitlin Saliba, explained the meaning of the society’s tenets of scholarship, service, leadership and character prior to each inductee’s photo being flashed across the screen.
Principal Timothy Hogan noted that having maintained a 90 percent grade point average or above, a society requirement, is a remarkable achievement in itself, but he is more impressed by the leadership, service and character components that each inductee possesses. “These components paint a broader picture of you and the school community,” Hogan said. “You are leaders in the building and to those around you.”