The Christian Brothers Academy chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) officially welcomed 37 new members on Thursday evening at the annual NHS Induction & Honors Convocation.
Joining the 31 CBA seniors who were inducted previously, 10 new seniors and 27 juniors were accepted into this prestigious society, which is based on the pillars of Scholarship, Service, Character and Leadership. As is the tradition, Principal Ross Fales conferred the ceremonial golden tassels to each new inductee as a display of achievement.
To be accepted into the NHS at CBA, students must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 91.5, obtained a minimum of 138.8 service hours, and achieved 10 school activities points, which includes involvement in CBA athletics, clubs & groups, and performing arts. Students are required to have multiple reviews and recommendations from CBA faculty and outside sources.
The newest class of inductees blew those marks far out of the water. The 37 Academy men averaged a GPA of 95.3, worked 152.5 hours of service, and gained 17.2 activities points. Many of the new members hold valuable leadership positions as athletic team captains, executives in clubs, camp counselors and Eagle Scouts.
“Congratulations to all of our National Honor Society inductees,” Principal Fales said. “These young men exemplify the foundations of Christian Brothers Academy and it is always a proud moment to see them get recognition that is commensurate with the hard work that they put forth.”
Chartered at the Academy in 1965, The Saint de La Salle Chapter of the National Honor Society exists to promote scholarship, service, leadership and character among high school students. Membership is open to students who have completed at least five semesters at CBA and who exhibit the qualities of the four pillars to an exceptional degree.
Those students with the minimum academic average are invited to complete an application. Applications for rising seniors are considered in September. Applications for juniors and seniors are considered in February. The society is led by mathematics department chairman, Mr. Tony Cecilione.
The society’s current executive board members (highlighted by blue robes above) include President Quinn Kiernan, Vice President John Sheridan, Secretary Matthew Tajanlangit, Treasurer Hunter Connellan, and Parliamentarian James Clabby.
“The NHS requires much more than just good grades in school,” Principal Fales continued. “The pillars of Character, Service, Scholarship, and Leadership complement CBA’s holistic approach in developing intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for the Church and society. The students honored have distinguished themselves as the epitome of an ‘Academy Man.'”
In addition to the NHS induction, CBA recognized those individuals who achieved first or second honors for the fall semester.
Congratulations to the following new members of the NHS: