WEST ORANGE, NJ – Fifty-one West Orange High School juniors were recently inducted into the National Honor Society in a ceremony.

The requirements for induction as a junior in the National Honor Society includes a cumulative 3.5 GPA requirement in both freshman and sophomore years. During the application process students must demonstrate the four pillars that form the foundation of the NHS: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.

Following welcoming remarks from Principal Hayden Moore, three teachers were recognized for inspiring and motivating their students, who submitted essays for their nomination.

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Social Studies teacher Michael Figueiredo has been a teacher in the West Orange School District since 2001.

“Raising kids is a community process,” he said. “To be recognized by your students is the greatest honor. You inspire me.”

He concluded his comments by encouraging students to never quit.

“How you pick yourself when you fall is what will define you,” he said.

Dara Brevard is a math teacher known for her tough standards. She is also a cancer survivor.

“The best advice I can offer is three things,” Brevard said. “Work hard, hold on to your integrity and follow your passion.”

Social Studies teacher Timothy Miskimon has been a teacher in West Orange for 18 years.

“It means a lot to hear from students how you’ve helped them,” he said. “See that you grow not only as a student, but as a person as well.”

National Society Officers Anthony King (President), Jocelyn Cherian (Vice President), Kennedy Fort-Foskey (Secretary), and Sam Banks (Treasurer) lit the candles representing the four pillars of the National Honor Society and led the new members in the oath.

The newly inducted members were then presented with their NHS Certificates. Co-advisors for the National Honor Society are Anna D’Elia and Catherine Connors.

See all the photos of the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony here.

This year’s inductees are:

Aborisade

Charles

Akerblom

Erik

Allen

Blair

Amoyaw

Marie

Arthus

Kena

Ashby

Aion

Asobo

Mya

Cohn

Leah

Eatman

Gerard

Edelman

Julia

Elifani

Kaycie

Favetta

Anna

Fernandez

David

Ferrell

Cassidy

Fried

Rebka

Gart

Cameron

Glasgow

Alexandra

Gouin

Kelly

Herbert

Samantha

Johnson

Kayla

Kanagala

Aishwarya

Kohman

Matigan

Lepow-Macario

Abbie

Loma

Grace

Meaux

Robert

Meyerson

Katherine

Miranda

Johana

Mutume

Kefiloe

Narain

Anant

Narduzzi

Madeline

Nieves

Brianne

Nzegwu

Maxine

Pineda

Giselle

Pizzano

Siena

Porcaro

Rachel

Qureshi

Noor

Raines

Sophia

Rosu

Abby

Sagastume

Tiffany

Scalora

Lucas

Schuler

Paul

Schwarzer

Tamar

Sorbino

Nia

Stanfield-Jones

Jada

Stoddart

Andrea

Su

Kerry

Titkov

Kevin

Walden

Jocelyn

White

Meghan

Whitehead

Margaux

Younker

Marc