Eighty-five students were inducted into the Shelton High School National Honor Society at a reception at Grassy Hill Country Club on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. The student-lead ceremony began with a welcome by NHS president Julia Mancini. Following dinner, Shelton High School Headmaster Dr. Beth Smith offered congratulatory remarks. She indicated that “these students meet the high academic and behavioral expectations at Shelton High School.” She challenged them to “set examples for your peers, have the utmost integrity in your academics and continue to display scholarship, leadership, service and character. We are proud of our inductees and expect them to continue to strive for excellence.”
Mancini then communicated the history of the National Honor Society. The four pillars of the National Honor Society were defined by the NHS officers. Sara Henckel, NHS vice-president, outlined scholarship; Leanne Varga, NHS Secretary, described leadership; Nate Vargoshe, NHS Treasurer, delineated service; and Henckel concluded with character. Mancini presented the new members. The traditional candlelight ceremony was led by Henckel, Varga and Vargoshe. Mancini then lead the inductees in reciting the NHS oath. The induction ceremony was planned by co-advisors, Lynn Coffin and Erik Martire. School administration and members of the National Honor Society Faculty Council were in attendance, as were family members.
The following students were inducted: Tanya Adler, Erin Adler, Kathryn Arena, Alan Bensen, Sejal Bhargava, Sarah Bishop, Agean Binan, Julia Boretsky, Mackenzie Bures, Melanie Byron, Alexis Calhoun, Morgan Camp, Madalena Cardoso, Amy Chang, Joshua Darak, Patrick Devaney, Jack Dorland, Chandler Duhaime, Alexander Ercolani, Elena Ford, Alexa Fronsaglia, Kelsie Garretson, Olivia Gill, Justin Greene, Dylan Hamme, Tyler Hansen, Kelly Hinterneder, Deusa Hughes, Armana Islam, Meika Jean-Baptiste, Pauline Kaczynski, Natalie Kaczynski, Jigar Kapadia, David Keith, Riley Kelly, Stephanie Kreitler, Andrew Krzywosz, Alexa LaBaw, Benjamin LaBaw, Jaylan Leon, Michael Leone, Carley Lutheran, Sabrina Maldonado, Emily Manzo, Ryan McCarthy, Jada Middleton, Carly Nicholas, Juliane Niedzwiecki, Nicolette Niedzwiecki, Casey O’Connor, Victoria O’Malley, Kaleigh Panek, Ali Paolini, Marissa Percivalle, Rachel Philipson, Pattiann Piazza, Renee Pontbriant, Gabrielle Rago, Gabriella Rego, Nathalia Ribeiro, Julia Riccio, Sloane Rodia, Juan Carlo Rojo, Nicole Sacilowski, Alyssa Santos, Jade Serrano, Lindsay Shanahan, Adnan Shilleh, Kristen Shuster, Ethan Shuster, Victoria Shuster, Jenna Sinko, Philip Smolitsky, Haya Sobh, Kelly Sou, Peter Statkevich, Samantha Stevens, Grace Tokarski, Natalie Tuccillo, Abigail Turco, Anand Vaish, Tyler Werner, Emma White, Ryan Widomski and Justin Widomski.