Tri-County held the solemn induction ceremony for the Peter Rickard Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Forty new members were inducted—37 juniors and three seniors. To be considered for membership into the NHS students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.85 out of 4.0, voluntarily contribute to their school and/or community, be resourceful and good problem solvers, and uphold a high standard of character including being cooperative, honest, courteous, and reliable.
This year’s junior inductees are: Nicholas Aguiar, Quinlan Anderson, Jack Barrett, Zachary Blenkhorn, Faith Boutin, Benjamin Bryson, Abigail Calamar, Ashly Cardona, Sheila Cardona, Ava Cavallaro, Sophie Chrisom, Hannah Clarke, Ava D’Amadio, Emily DeLuca, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Sabra Flanagan, Cory George, Sophia Gill, Isabella Gulley, Andrew Johnson, Aidan Juhl, Jennifer Kalick, Noelle Kennedy, Natalie Kirby, Laci Lawrence, Collin McEvoy, Jenna Moore, Abigail Polvado, William Refearn, Isabella Rivera, Sophia Rodrigues, Kailey Rogers, Glenn Sawyer, Ashley Sullivan, Jacob Sullivan, Hailey Tetreault, and Coleman Walsh.
The senior inductees included Harrison Anton, Gabriel Corey, and Matthew Gorton.
The Solemn Induction Ceremony was held on Thursday, Dec. 2, and included the pledge to NHS, the presentation of the pillars, and a guest speaker, Rich Vitali, voted as guest speaker by the current senior NHS members and spoke to the group about leadership, service, and character.
“I witness those students who pick up trash left on the ground… the students who encourage their teammates to push themselves… the students who stay after school to set up decorations so their peers get the full experience of walking into a special event. This night is about recognizing the students who bring honor to the Tri-County community.”