16 students inducted into MCS honor society


Newly inducted members of Mount Carmel School’s Sacred Heart Chapter of the National Honor Society gather with Bishop Ryan Jimenez, front, second from right, keynote speaker Dr. Amanda Borja Hughes, front, far left, and school officials. (Contributed Photo)

Sixteen high school students were inducted into Mount Carmel School’s Sacred Heart Chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held this past week at Mount Carmel Cathedral. 

The inductees were selected by a faculty council that reviewed applications from sophomores and upperclassmen who had maintained a grade point average of 3.0 and had demonstrated volunteerism, exemplary behavior, and leadership.

This year’s inductees are Ydylle Faye C. Acosta, Alyssa Attao, Aldwin Batusin, Shirley Chao, Quincy Chinen, Louisa Han, Eric Kiser, Min Jung Kim, Giselle Ivy C. Leong, Angelo Manese, Matt Jason Buhayo Moran, Rosalia Francine A. Pangelinan, Reica Jucel A. Ramirez, Karen Sato, Nathaniel Terence Snodgrass, and Cassidy Torres.

The keynote speaker for the ceremony, 2001 AlumKnight and former member of the Sacred Heart Chapter, Dr. Amanda Borja Hughes, challenged inductees and all students to consider how they can make a difference in their world. Sharing a story of community activist Ben Sablan who, in the 1990s, campaigned to have the U.S. military clean up World War II toxic waste in Tanapag, Borja Hughes encouraged students to think of how they can have a positive impact on their communities.

After the ceremony, the inductees and their families were treated to light refreshments in the Joeten Daidai Social Hall.

According to Nathaniel Snodgrass, being inducted into the prestigious society is an honor that motivates him to do more for his school community. “I welcome the new responsibility; it will help me become more mature as I serve others.”

Established in 1921, the National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization that recognizes outstanding high school students. Mount Carmel School’s chapter was opened in 1997. (PR)

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