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High School National Honor Society Welcomes Newest Members

      The Hicksville High School National Honor Society added 120 members to its ranks in a ceremony steeped in tradition and symbolism that was held in the school auditorium.
   "I hope that the pride others have in you will encourage you to achieve all that you desire to be,” said High School Principal Brijinder K. Singh in her welcome address.
      The current slate of NHS officers participated in the long-held tradition of lighting ceremonial candles, each a different color to represent a character trait, and explained the society’s list of virtues. NHS advisor Robert Trenkle had the honor of introducing the newest inductees as they walked across the stage.
      In order to be considered for induction into the society, students must be recommended by four teachers, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 90 percent or better, and participate in community service. Additionally, the candidates are required to fulfill the society’s requirements of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
      Superintendent of Schools Maureen K. Bright encouraged these students to follow the NHS prescription for continued success, stating, "You have the potential to be someone to make a difference in our country and our world.”
After the new inductees recited the National Honor Society pledge, the ceremony concluded with a reception of light refreshments in the cafeteria.