BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston High School chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on November 26 in the Kenneth Stiefel. NHS inducted 53 new student members. 

National Honor Society is a high school organization with chapters across the United States. The honor society, formed in 1921, is based on four pillars: scholarship, leadership, service and character. All members must exemplify each of these criteria. 

To be considered for the NHS application process, prospective members must have a minimum 3.75 GPA and have junior or senior status. Students must also prove their previous leadership roles, volunteer work, job experience and overall extracurricular involvement. 

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After being inducted, Governor Livingston chapter members must complete eight tutoring credits per month, as well as 10 yearly community service hours.

Senior Alex Pupo, Vice President for the 2019-2020 school year, is eager to see the inductees in action.“I am excited to see what bright ideas that they will bring to the National Honor Society and the impact that they will have on all the students that need their guidance, knowledge and mentorship.”

Daniel McGovern, the NHS advisor, expressed his hopes for the recent inductees. “I hope they believe they have the ability to make a positive difference in this community, I think the main way we do that is through the tutoring program.” 

The tutoring program is a resource for students looking for extra academic help. NHS members conduct these one-on-one tutoring sessions for students in grade 6-12.

Ashley Parker, a new inductee, is ecstatic about her new opportunity. “I am excited to help the school community and feel motivated to volunteer.” 

This ceremony, as well as other honor society inductions, enable the school to recognize students for their academic achievement and dedication to the school community.