Congrats to seniors inducted into the National Honor Society

scholarship, leadership, service and character

“Congratulation,” said Dr. Steven Siciliano, principal of John Jay High School, from the podium in the school’s darkened theater. He looked out at the ninety-three members of John Jay's Class of 2022 who were about to be inducted into the National Honor Society. “It is good to see all of you in one setting.”

The 2021 Induction Ceremony of the John Jay High School chapter of the National Honor Society was an in-person event for the honorees and attended by hundreds of family members via live-stream.

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More than scholars

“Many individuals show promise and enjoy excellence at moments in time,” continued Dr. Siciliano. “What distinguishes this group of students is the consistency they have shown over a sustained period.”

The ceremony included officers of John Jay's chapter—President Kaitlyn Varriale, Vice President Alyson Parker, Secretary Jessica Kennedy and Treasurer Amanda Albert—lighting candles for the society's core values: scholarship, leadership, service and character.

“The students being recognized tonight are much more than scholars,” said Steve Zoeller, advisor to the National Honor Society, noting that a grade point average of 3.90 was just one of the requirements. “They all achieved high grades while being leaders in extra-curricular activities and volunteering their time to perform community service.”