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RHS Science National Honor Society Inducts 43 New Members

The RHS Chapter of the Science National Honor Society inducted 43 new members in a special ceremony in the RHS Commons.

The students all share a passion for science. RHS Principal Debbie Iosso asked the inductees five scientific questions during the ceremony.

RHS Science National Honor Society President Yuri Lin welcomed families to the ceremony on November 27. "The objectives of the Science National Honor Society are to encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought, to advance students’ knowledge of classical and modern science, to communicate with the scientific community, to aid the civic community with its comprehension of science, and to encourage students to participate in community service and in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all of mankind," she said.

"The study of science is all about problem solving and it is their curiosity that allows them to think above and beyond and share their thinking and understandings with other students and community members," Yuri said. "These inductees here tonight are our problem solvers of tomorrow."

Society Vice Presidents Ginny Lee and Renee Shen then explained that every student inducted as a member into the Science National Honor Society has met and maintained the following qualifications:

  • Each member is in their sophomore, junior, or senior year.
  • Each member must have had and must maintain a cumulative B+ average, or 3.5 unweighted GPA, in his or her science courses as a whole.
  • Each member must have taken at least two honors science courses during or prior to their junior year in school.
  • Each member must demonstrate behavior that is acceptable to the guidelines to their educational institution.

"Every student here is high achieving and extremely talented," Yuri said. "They have accomplished great things academically with lots of hard work to be where they are right now. It is amazing to see what all these people can do and strive to do in the future."

RHS chemistry teacher and guest speaker Theresa Wertheimer congratulated the student inductees and told them how many students in the society have gone on to have successful careers in the science field.

 

 The following is a list of inductees:

Maggie

Borinski

Olivia

Cancilla

Madeline

Cecala

Chris

Civetta

Kevin

DaSilva

Melissa

Diamint

Ayden

Fleming

Cindy

Gao

Lucas

Girardi

Adina

Golomb

Abby

Grutkowski

Loren

Grzesiowski

Charlotte

Gu

Olivia

Guarinello

Taylor

Haun

Ethan

Humphrey

Simran

Kakkar

Makayla

Kelly

Stephanie

Lin

Garrett

Luckett

Lenny

Moldavsky

Mia

Morganstein

Riya

Patel

Emily

Plaskon

Jake

Pontelandolfo

Aliyah

Ravin

Ben

Redgate

Katie

Sidebotham

Alexa

Skrapits

Hannah

Stepak

Ibrahim

Syed

Ryan

Szot

Hailey

Tamres

Varsha

Thampi

Samantha

Walton

Corey

Wichansky

Jacqueline

Wu

Josephine

Wu

William

Yang

Serena

Zhou

Hannah

Zuschlag

David

Goldberg

Tommy

Yager