Nashua Catholic inducts local students into Junior Honor Society

Courtesy photo Recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society from Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School are, from left, Eliza Gehan from Hollis, Hannah Lord from Bedford, and Maddie Daniel from Amherst all pictured with their parents.

NASHUA – Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School inducted 25 seventh-grade students into the 2017 class of the Junior Honor Society during a recent ceremony in the auditorium.

“The foundation of the National Junior Honor Society is based upon five pillars,” said eighth-grader Alexander Fox, Nashua Catholic chapter president. “They are scholarship, service, character, leadership and citizenship, and each of our new inductees has proven himself or herself worthy of selection based upon these pillars.”

Seventh-graders inducted were:

FROM AMHERST: Maddie Daniel.

FROM BEDFORD: Hannah Lord.

FROM HOLLIS: Eliza Gehan.

FROM HUDSON: Austin Spooner.

FROM MERRIMACK: Caroline Cairns, Sam Kouchalakos, Elise Schmitt, Caroline Vanderburgh.

FROM NASHUA: Elizabeth Crandall, Nicholas Dahl, Emily Dowling, Mary-Kate Finn, Julia Gadbois, Ben Haight, Cameron Iaquinta, Colleen Mawn, Anna Moore, Christian Reynolds.

The standing members of the Class of 2017 included eighth-graders Fox, Vice President Lauren Sutton, Secretaries Tracy Rutagengwa and Andrea Vegliante, Treasurer Aarohi Darisi, Parliamentarian Danny Dockrill, Public Relations Officer Grace Bellavance and Historian Claire LaPlante.

Together, new inductees and standing members recited the chapter pledge before Julie Wiswell and Christina Carew, Nashua Catholic teachers and chapter advisers.

“These stellar students were not only vetted for scholarship, but also for community service, character, leadership and citizenship,” Wiswell said. “They give us hope for the future.”

After the presentation of pins and the signing of the registry, senior Megan Morelli, president of the Bishop Guertin High School chapter of the National Honor Society and alumna of the Nashua Catholic Class of 2013, addressed the inductees. She challenged them to take “good” to the level of “great” before congratulating them, as well as their proud families and friends.

– Submitted by Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School