MONTVILLE, NJ -- Seven Montville Township High School seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society on Nov. 14.
David Champion, Zachary Feldman, Peter Ho, Alex Kim, Sean Taltavall, Martin Trogani, and Michael Tsai were accepted for membership after filing an application illustrating their scholarship, service, leadership and character abilities.
The ceremony, held at the school, was presided over by NHS president Arushi Gupta. Music was provided by the MTHS string quartet and the MTHS chamber choir, which sang the Alma Mater.
NHS vice president Viktoria Olowski lit the scholarship candle, and Jaime Wittner, NHS’ secretary, lit the service candle. Gupta lit the leadership candle and treasurer Kristen Soares lit the character candle. Each officer explained the virtues of these traits.
Principal Douglas Sanford addressed the assembly, speaking on the history of NHS and the selection process. He said NHS was formed in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to create enthusiasm for scholarship and stimulate the desire to render service. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 to be considered for the club before a five-member faculty council reviews their application, Sanford said. He talked about the choices and sacrifices the students had made to bring them to the honor of induction into the club. He also encouraged them to thank their parents for their support and guidance.
Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar offered closing remarks.
Board Member Karen Cortellino said after the ceremony, “The Board of Education is so proud to have students who are not only academically talented but committed to the tenets of the NHS - leadership, character and service.”
Once inducted, the students provide peer-to-peer tutoring at the school.
The club is advised by teachers Mary Gormley and Michele Lourenço.