Seven students at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School were recently inducted into the National Honor Society, an honor reflecting their outstanding accomplishments in the areas of academics, character, leadership and service.
In front of dozens of family members, friends and school staff, the inductees took the NHS membership pledge, formally inducting them into the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students.
The students inducted into the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District Chapter of the National Honor Society were:
Sage Bartlett, Elias Eckert, Sabrina Fields, Allayna Frank, Megan Grondin, Emberlin Leja and Karigan Shawcross.
In an informative and powerful speech, guest speaker Rahama Wright, a 1998 graduate of APW High School and successful businesswoman, explained the need for the honorees to utilize their membership to help others throughout the community and beyond.
“It’s about cultivating a commitment to helping the community,” Wright said. “And not just throughout APW, but throughout the country and the world … this is just one piece of a very large puzzle.”
NHS Chapter President Maggie Cooper also addressed the new inductees, congratulating them on their accomplishments and encouraging them to continue to strive for excellence.
Following the speeches, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Rose Darby presented each student with a certificate for their achievement.
The National Honor Society was established in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.
The APW Chapter of NHS was established in 1971.