Home | News | Opinion | Entertainment | Student Life | Trends | Sports    


National Honor Society ceremony held at Durfee

Bryan Melo '11
News Editor

Katelyn DeAlmeida '12
Trends Editor
December 17, 2010

On Wednesday, November 10, esteemed members of the community and parents gathered at the Robert J. Nagle Auditorium for the 2010 National Honor Society Induction ceremony. Inductees from the classes 2011, 2012 and 2013 were honored and recognized for their scholastic and personal achievements, each receiving a National Honor Society Pin. Guest speaker, Mr. Michael Ward, the principal of Spencer Borden Elementary School, a graduate of Bridgewater State College, and a former member of the National Honor Society spoke at the event, highlighting the importance of service and commitment.

The ceremony was led by National Honor Society President Alisia Medeiros, who introduced Mayor William A. Flanagan to the public. Mayor Flanagan congratulated the students present at the event, encouraging the students to continue their hard work. 

"The students are important in the future of our city," said Flanagan.

The ceremony also hosted the lighting of the candles, in which each pillar of the National Honor Society was honored. The four pillars being: Character, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship. Each officer spoke on behalf of their respective pillar. Treasurer Bryan Melo spoke first and addressed the importance of character in both a student’s "scholastic and personal endeavors." Secretary Magan Laliberte represented the pillar of service, followed by President Alisia Medeiros, who eloquently spoke of the roles of leaders in both the school and the community. Lastly, Vice-President Bryan Rego conducted a speech regarding scholarship, stating each of the students were "scholars in search of knowledge".

After the speeches were conducted, the inductees recited the Honor Society Pledge led by Rego, a custom of each National Honor Society induction ceremony.

Advisors, Ms. McGuaran and Ms. Zagarella, were very happy with the event and pleased to see many parents and students present. 

"Ms. Zagarella and I are very excited and we both hope they [the inductees] can positively contribute to National Honor Society," said McGuaran.