National Honors Society Induction Ceremony
December 21, 2017
In all of the clubs Colts Neck High School offers, none of them offer Cougars a chance to show their character and leadership better than the National Honors Society (NHS), and a new wave of juniors joined the club December 13th at the annual Induction Ceremony. The night began when new candidates walked in to the auditorium accompanied by an escort of their choice, including proud parents, grandparents, and friends.
The ROTC program presented the colors as NHS president Michael Federici led in thePledge of Allegiance, followed by kind words by Dr. Donahue. After Dr. Donahue, Federici spoke about the role NHS has played in his specific life, bringing up the importance of character, leadership, and having a strong support system, which are key principles of NHS that members will carry on for years to come. He also introduced Mr. Scheffler, the teacher of the year recipient. Mr. Scheffler spoke on the value of learning and the importance of character. In his experiences teaching in an underfunded school district in New York City, Mr. Scheffler inspired the newest members to appreciate what they have as a part of Colts Neck High School and inspired everyone listening to hold themselves to a higher standard and be leaders in the school community.
Each member of the National Honors Society board spoke about a different trait inherent to the program: service, leadership, character, and scholarship. The night finished as all 137 inductees recited the New Member Pledge, to uphold themselves to high standards and encourage others to be the same.