51 students were inducted into the Cinnaminson chapter of the National Honor Society on Tuesday night at the high school.
After a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem by the Chamber Choir, the night’s guest speaker took the stage to address this year’s inductees.
Tom Murray, manager at Anthony Jewelers in Palmyra, is a 2003 graduate of Cinnaminson High School.
Murray was inducted into the Cinnaminson chapter of NHS during his time at CHS and served as secretary of the chapter his senior year.
“It is an honor and a pleasure to be back in this building for such a joyful occasion, even if it looks a little different.”
Murray made sure to let the inductees know that they stand out to everyone at CHS because of their character.
“Right now it probably just seems like another checkmark on your college application,” Murray said.
“To the teachers and admin of this school, you stand out. It’s not just because you test well or get good grades. It’s because you show good leadership and service to others and in character.”
Murray had quite a bit of advice for the inductees stemming from his time in high school, college and beyond.
“Get involved in this great organization,” Murray said. “Thank the teachers who nominated you for NHS. They believe in you and will continue to believe in you long after you’ve left the hallways of CHS.”
Members of the Class of 2017 who were inducted into NHS last November were in attendance for the ceremony to see seven of their classmates inducted this year.
Those seven students are Ryan Brown, Abaigeal Mayer, Mateus Quermes De Medeiros, Emma Passey, Ayushi Patel, Rebecca Shinn and Heather Wun.
Alexa Aulicino, the president of the Cinnaminson chapter of NHS, also spoke to the inductees.
“I regard each one of my peers with the utmost respect and give you a deep, deep congratulations,” Aulicino said. “These brilliant peers not only stand out as intellectuals in the classroom, but they have developed and admiration for learning more and more each day.”
The 44 members of the class of 2018 inducted Tuesday night are as follows:
Matthew Abrams, Hope Addlesberger, Justin Arnold, Christine Bescript, Caili Boone, Corrine Burman, Edward Choe, Kevin Conville, Vincent DeLuca, Justin Dever, Peter Dluoik, Madison Edwards, Fiona Flynn, Molly Gross, Sydney Grunsby, Samantha Hamilton, Benjamin Johnson, Casey Koukoski, Natalie Lavala, Emma Lindsley, Michael Lutz, Rebecca Martino, Kate Mattern, Mason McLaverty, Stephanie Myers, Riley Nesemeier, Matthew O’Brien, Milan Patel, Joseph Perino, Jessica Raday, Ronald Runquist, Abbey Salerno, Kevin Schoch, Dillon Siddiqi, Natalie Smith, George Snedden, Julianna Sorbello, Gabrielle Stokes, Madelynn Thompson, Evan Umstead, Jacob Vermes, Jakob Weick, Liam Wharton and Joshua Wood.
Of the 51 members inducted Tuesday night; 20 participate in the music program, 12 have taken part in the drama program, 46 have played at least one sport at CHS, 10 have participated in student council and 37 belong to Interact.
This year’s inductees have taken a combined 357 honor level classes and 139 advanced placement classes. The group has also volunteered more than 8,130 service hours.
District superintendent Dr. Salvatore Illuzzi gave the congratulatory remarks.
“As we take great joy in the accomplishments of this group, just imagine what we in this school district have produced over the years.”
“Congratulations. This is a joyous occasion. This is an occasion to remember, but there also is a responsibility of this occasion. To live up to the goals and objectives of this association.”
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