Honor Society Inductions: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Honor Society Inductions: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Brittney Giardina, Editor-in-chief

Mount Carmel Academy is an academically rigorous school, and to make it through to graduation is a feat unto itself. But to do so while being in an honor society that has countless other requirements and qualifications is truly something worth celebrating.

“I would say that it is challenging to be in multiple honor societies, but it is challenging in a good way. You have to put in the work, but when you do and achieve you goals for that club, it feels very rewarding,” said Juliette Podany, secretary for French National Honor Society and member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.

This past Monday, Mount Carmel Academy recognized the honor societies members at the Honor Society Inductions.

“Honor societies are highly valuable organizations. They give students

Tri-M officer Cecilia Dupepe, ITS president Baylee Robertson, and NHS president Mallory Maza practicing there speaking parts for the ceremony.

a goal to work toward, and they offer official recognition for success,” said Mallory Maza, president of National Honor Society and member of Latin National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and National Art Honor Society.

 

“Honor societies are not just about are not just about school, but they foster well-rounded individuals who offer their talents back to the community,” continued Maza.

At the Honor Society Inductions, presidents make speeches, each member gets an envelope with certificates, third-year members get roses, fourth-year members receive plaques, and National Honor Society seniors finally get their stoles.

“Inductions went very well. Everything went very smoothly after all the work Mrs. Buras and the honor society officers put in,” said Maza.

officers handing out envelopes, stoles, and roses to members.

For some, it is a boring ceremony. You wait. Your name is called. You get your envelope. You sit down. You wait some more. You leave.

But, going to inductions is something to be proud of. It is the culmination of all your hard work and dedication.

“I was quite surprised to get outstanding member. It feels good that all my hard work in NAHS has paid off,” said Maddie Sauviac, member of National Art Honor Society.

Sauviac was one of many who was named outstanding member of an honor society.

Grace Martin, one of the outstanding members of the International Thespian Society and member of National Honor Society, said, “After spending most of my time doing a variety of things for Thespian Society, it felt really awesome to be recognized for my hard work!”

Keeping with the theme of feeling accomplished, many seniors were very proud to finally be receiving their stoles.

“I personally was never one of those ‘honor’ kids or the ‘smart’ kids. I had to work to get my grades. I saw the blue stoles on the MCA website in my eighth-grade year and found out what that meant: National Honor Society,” said Marissa Bertrand, member of National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, and International Thespian Society. “From that moment on, I worked as hard as I could to receive my stole. Receiving my stole was monumental for me due to all the work I put in to receive that stole.” 

Melissa Curlee, Vice President and Secretary of Tri-M National Honor Society and member of National Honor Society, said “It felt like I had finally made it to the end and all of my hard work.”

Beth Ann Simno giving her closing address.

 

But National Honor Society isn’t just about getting your stole (although it is a symbol of years of hard work). Honor societies set up a lifelong dedication to service, as well. 

“Mount Carmel’s honor societies offer service projects that most students would otherwise never be exposed to. Personally, the service projects I have worked on through NHS, LNHS, and NAHS have truly changed the way I think about the world,” said Maza. “Honor societies are not just about school, but they foster well-rounded individuals who offer their talents back to the community.”

NHS stole and three-year roses. The symbols of success.