On a recent Sunday afternoon, the Cardinal Gibbons chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) welcomed its newest members during an annual induction ceremony attended by family and friends.
Some 275 juniors and seniors took part in the September 30 ceremony, which took place in the Fr. Price gymnasium and featured Gibbons Alumnus Josh Teder ’11 (pictured right), as the guest speaker. Teder, a digital partner marketing specialist at Red Hat, a Raleigh-based software company, spoke to the new inductees about engaging with and helping others, preparing for the future, giving back to our school, and becoming a servant leader.
So, what was his advice to the new inductees? "I want students to embrace all the opportunities that NHS affords them, even if they don't see how exactly it'll fit into their current plans,” he told the inductees. “You never know where your path will take you." (Read Josh’s full speech.)
The National Honor Society recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character, the society’s four tenets. According to its website, NHS helps students get ready for their futures by preparing them for college and beyond. To that end, Gibbons offers students myriad chances to develop their talents and skills further by becoming involved in school activities, community service, and leadership opportunities.
Sunday’s induction ceremony included a candle-lighting service. During it, a club officer spoke about each of the society’s four tenets before lighting the candle representing that quality. The students who spoke were: President Jack Dailey ’19, scholarship; Vice President of Service Erica Lally ’19, service; Secretary Megan Shearin ’19, leadership; and Head Marshal Madeline Thompson ’19, character.
Of the new inductees NHS adviser and Math Educator Ursula Karazin said: “I am honored to be able to recognize all our inductees who have shown outstanding character, leadership, service, and scholarship. I look forward to the opportunity to work with this great group of students.”
Cardinal Gibbons congratulates all inductees on their achievement and wishes them continued success. View list of the inductees.
We also congratulate our six students who recently were named National Merit Semifinalists,the 15 students named commended students, and the two student honored by the National Hispanic Recognition Program. View list of students.