For their dedication to academics and altruism, more than 100 Locust Valley High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society during a traditional ceremony.

Acceptance into this elite society does not come easily. Students must meet rigorous academic standards and exhibit the characteristics exemplified by the National Honor Society’s four pillars, which are scholarship, service, leadership and character.

National Honor Society President Tazim Merchant served as master of ceremonies with the assistance of NHS Vice President Mary Kate Guma. They were joined by Secretary Arthur Babcock and Treasurer Pamela Guerra in performing the candle-lighting ceremony, each lighting a candle representing one of the four pillars. Several of the speakers addressed the theme’s evening of “One,” discussing how one person can make a difference. Speakers included Board of Education Co-Vice President Erika Bruno, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund and High School Principal Dr. Kieran McGuire. 

A musical interlude was provided by seniors Sarah Miller on cello and Andrew Wee on violin. Following the ceremony, students and their families celebrated with refreshments in the cafeteria.

The district congratulates all of the inductees.

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