Pulaski High School inducted nineteen new members into the Pulaski Chapter of the National Honor Society at a ceremony held on June 11.
New members included: Nicholas Allen, Jade Armstrong, Courtney Clark, Larissa Clark, Cassandra Delgado, Isabel Engelbrekt, Grace Farrell, Craig Gibbons, Megan Jennings, Samantha Jones, Aleah LaFlamme, Darby Leaf, Matthew McNitt, Randall Novak, Erik Oakes, Kaeleigh Paternoster, Nicholas Peters, Caleb Sedore and Mary Young.
The students and guests were welcomed by Pulaski High School Principal Jay Altobello who called the ceremony “a testament that hard work pays off.” Altobello also went on to say, “I am so proud of this school and this community that we make being educated a priority.”
Pulaski teachers Kim Lawrence and Mary Williams were the guest speakers for the evening and shared their common story of growing up in the same town, going to the same school, working in the same districts and developing a lifelong friendship.
They also talked about Dr. William Glasser’s Quality World theory which defines the five things necessary for a quality world: survival, love and belonging, empowerment, freedom and fun. The two shared their advice for latter four needs including building lifelong friendships.
“Find that one true friend,” they said, “it may be someone sitting right next to you or someone you have yet to meet.” They also advised the students to “set your dreams, make things happen, and build a life.”
The new inductees were individually “tapped” for induction and escorted to be pinned by current members and then congratulated by both Altobello and Pulaski Superintendent Dr. Marshall Marshall.
“Rituals and traditions surround those things that are important to us,” Dr. Marshall said noting that the NHS induction ceremony serves as a perfect example of a tradition that exemplifies everything that is good about young people.
The new members joined present NHS members: Jordan Bennett, Breann Burns, James Carnes, Samantha Corcoran, Christopher Cushing, William Delgado, Miranda Edick, Joseph Falciatano, Annamarie Forestiere, Kyle Glenister, Rebecca Hall, Lawrence Halsey, Cassondra Horridge, Alyssa Kingsley, Leonardo Marino, Jacqueline Novak, Luke Pacyon, Jessica Pastuf, Kathryn Paye, Jadon Powell, Amber Roberts, Shelby Sheehan, Margery Skilinski, Kathryn Southwell, Thomas Taplin, Emma van der Heide, Bryce Waite, Taylor Walpole, Rebekah Watters, and Callie Wilson.