NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted new junior members and three new senior members at a special ceremony in the high school auditorium on April 18.
West Essex National Honor Society President Zoe Elfenbein presented a speech at the event educating staff, parents and inductees on how the NHS "prides itself upon the balanced structure of four main pillars: scholarship, leadership, service and character." The National Honor Society members have been involved with many school-based and community service programs and raised money for teenage cancer patients, hurricane victims and the Special Olympics team, she said.
The 2012-13 inductees of the West Essex National Honor Society
Credit: Allison Freeman
Zoe Elfenbein of North Caldwell
Ally Gonzalez of Fairfield
Aly Petronchak of Fairfield
Nick Soriano of Roseland
Tommy Haversang of Fairfield
The president encouraged inductees to act as "role models for their peers" and told them "you now hold yourself to a higher standard that should be upheld throughout the entirety of senior year." Members all "maintain a dedication to academics and a passion for community involvement."
The seniors honored AP Chemistry and College Prep Chemistry teacher Dr. Denise D'Meo as Teacher of the Year. Ben Gersten and Dominique Ruszala each gave speeches about D'meo and spoke about their learning experiences in her chemistry classes.
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West Essex High School and Middle School
65 West Greenbrook Road
North Caldwell, NJ 07006
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From left to right: National Honor Society President Zoe Elfenbein, Co-Vice President
Ally Gonzalez, Treasurer Nick Soriano, Co Vice-President Aly Petronchak and Secretary Tommy Haversang Credits: Allison Freeman