Huntington High School’s Science National Honor Society chapter inducted 45 new members during a Wednesday night ceremony in the School Heritage Museum.
Prospective Science National Honor Society members must meet stringent requirements, including a minimum average of 90 in science, 80 in math and 85 in all classes. To remain in good standing, society members must compete in science competitions, perform peer tutoring, participate in club fundraising and attend meetings on a regular basis.
Senior Samuel Roberts is president of Huntington's Science Honor Society chapter.
This year’s inductees include Zubair Ali, Hannah Avidor, Alice Bradford, Alicia Brooks, Jason Chapas, Emily Cheshire, Natalie Ciccone, Moira Contino, Livia D’Anna, Daniel Danziger, Mya Davis, Kyra DeSalvo, Kiara Gelbman, Matthew Gennarelli, Diya Rai-Gersappe, Craig Haas, Abigail Holmes, Peyton Kalb, Paul Katigbak, Oskar Kilgour, Andrew Knowles, Ryan Knowles, Madeline Kye, Margaret Lalor, Patrick Langton, Baylie Larsen, Abby Maichin, Shyann Maragh, Michael Mathews, Gabriel Medina-Jaudes, Ethan Mulroy, Charles O’Rourke, James Obermaier, Raul Orozco, John Panos, Cole Pillion, Jackson Pitti, Jessica Quintanilla, Eunice-Bonita Ramos, Kolby Rappel, Julien Rentsch, Valerie Rogel, Julia Segal, Abby Semelsberger, Lia Shechter, Alexis Smith, Alyssa Sorensen, Marissa Stafford, Lily Stein, Jack Stewart, Erika Varady, Jason Verville, Bryce Vitulli, Ava Waxenberg and Ryan Williams
Huntington’s 2018/19 Science Honor Society chapter is led by Samuel Roberts, (president), Nathaniel Gamboa (vice president), Sara Frawley (corresponding secretary), Mathew Hearl (treasurer), Candido Martinez (recording secretary), Haley Mortell (fundraising coordinator), Arashdeep Singh (tutoring coordinator) and Ryan Hoffmann (administrative assistant). Teachers Dame Forbes and Lori Kenny are the organization’s faculty advisors.
The Science National Honor Society was organized in 2000 with the following objectives:
- To encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought.
- To advance students’ knowledge of classical and modern science.
- To communicate with the scientific community.
- To aid the civic community with its comprehension of science.
- To encourage students to participate in community service and in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all of mankind.
The motto inscribed in Latin on the Science National Honor Society shield translates to “Fortunate is one who understands the causes of things.” Each chapter of the organization is required to pursue at least one project each school year.
Huntington Principal Brenden Cusack spoke during the ceremony along with each of the officers and the two faculty advisors. Huntington science teacher Craig McKee was this year’s guest speaker.
Following the formal ceremony a small reception was held in the area outside the School Heritage Museum. The gathering allowed new and continuing members to mingle and chat with one another and with the family members and friends who attended the festive affair.