Saipan International School held its National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony on March 1, 2019, at the Charley’s Cabaret of Pacific Islands Club Saipan to welcome a total of 30 new members.
The lighting of a white candle marked the beginning of the ceremony. Led by formally-dressed NHS and NJHS members, 15 NJHS and 15 NHS inductees entered the theater, received the candles, recited the pledges, and joined the honor societies.
Parents, guests, and teachers assembled at the NJHS and NHS induction ceremony to celebrate and welcome the new members.
SIS headmaster Dr. Ron Snyder welcomed the guests and spoke briefly about the honor societies, Adviser Ingur Lee spoke about the five ideals of the NHS and presented the candidates, and members welcomed the new members into the societies by passing the candle lights to them and congratulating them.
A reception and dinner followed the induction ceremony.
For school year 2018-19, SIS added Seongmin Cho, Annamarie Devey, Lucy Devey, Hyeonbin Jeong, Hyeyoon Kim, Seunghyun Kim, Lisha Lai, Seo Hee Lee, Hannah Lim, Pyper Liske-Clark, Stella McCallion, Claire Park, Kyla Park, Meleena Salas-Cabrera, and Geon Ho Song to NJHS and Maria Gregoire, Frederic Guintu, Gaeul Kim, Guy Yeon Kim, Wonji Kim, Sangyoon Lee, Seungho Lee, You Sun Lee, Samantha Liske-Clark, Wonwoo Nam, Christine Ngo, Yeon Kyoung No, Jason Sablan, John Paul Sablan, and Maury Zon Tybaco to NHS. With these additions, SIS now has 26 NHS members and 34 NJHS members.
The NHS and NJHS are the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students.
NHS and NJHS have very stringent membership requirements. To be considered, students must have at least 3.7 GPA and must go through a rigorous selection process. The candidates are evaluated on the basis of character, leadership, and service to the school and the community, and a five-member faculty council decides the admission of the candidates.
To maintain membership, the new members must maintain the high standards and participate in a service project.
For the past years, NJHS and NHS members of SIS have adopted a yearlong schoolwide mentoring program to assist elementary and middle school students and students who have special needs. (PR)