On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 122 students were inducted into the Farmingdale High School chapter of the National Honor Society. Students entered carrying candles, representing the promise of their futures.
The ceremony took place in the auditorium and included speeches from Superintendent Paul Defendini, Principal Dr. Samuel Thompson, and teacher Ilan Gornstein, who spoke about the significant character traits that encompass members of the National Honor Society.
“This event showcases the exceptional academic talents of our students,” said advisor Paul McHugh. “It also reminds us that character, leadership, and service are traits which have a ripple effect through our families and communities.”
Selection into the National Honor Society is based on fidelity to the four tenants of the society: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. All students must have a 90 or above unweighted average to be admitted.
The National Honor Society was established in 1921 and is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize high school students.