Four Livingston High School students - Rachel Kung, Sohan Mone, Julia Riccardi and Emily Seltzer - were inducted into Livingston High School’s Julius C. Bernstein Chapter of the National Honor Society on October 19, 2011. National Honor Society is more than just academic recognition. Students are selected based upon outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character. “These talented young adults should be proud of this accomplishment,” said Barbara Kaplan, a world languages teacher at Livingston High School and advisor to the National Honor Society. “They should be proud that they are setting an example, not only for their peers, but everyone they interact with. There is no doubt that they are committed to their education, but they go above and beyond with activities that strengthen their character, help mold them into leaders and give back to their community and other communities,” continued Kaplan.
Between these four outstanding students, who exemplify the four tenants of the National Honor Society, they are class officers, sports team captains, representatives of the tennis, track, volleyball and fencing teams, Key Club volunteers, hospital volunteers, newspaper contributors, church youth group leaders, participants in medical research and ecological studies, volunteers who shadow children with various disabilities, and soup kitchen volunteers.
National Honor Society chapters are found in all 50 states, the District Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop through involvement in school activities and community service.
The mission of the Julius C. Bernstein Chapter of the Nation Honor Society of Secondary Schools is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in all students.