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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Freeport NHS chapter inducts 78
photos provided by Steven Kolodny/Syntax
SMART STUDENTS: Several FHS National Honor Society inductees take their oath.

Seventy-eight Freeport High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society during a candlelit ceremony at Freeport High School. The inductees were recognized for their achievements in the areas of scholarship, leadership, community service and character, and included students from both the junior and senior classes.

During the ceremony, Freeport Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham addressed the inductees. “Today we are here because of the wonderful things you have done,” he said. “You have excelled, and only you know the path to success.” Dr. Kuncham also told students to continue to work to achieve greater goals. “When you reach a new height, kick the ladder of success and move to the next level,” he said.

National Honor Society President Karolynn Ellis also addressed the new inductees. “I believe what should make you and your parents the most proud is not this honor itself, but what you have done to earn it,” Ellis said. She also encouraged the students to continue to achieve. “I challenge you to not rest on your laurels, but continue striving toward even greater goals,” she said. “Only by setting difficult goals and achieving them can we find true self-worth.”

National Honor Society adviser Eileen Shultis led the ceremony, which was highlighted by the inductees taking their oath and receiving a medal from Freeport High School Principal Linda Carter. Carter also expressed her pride in the students’ achievements. “Our students have worked tremendously to achieve this goal, and we hope this honor will continue to open doors for them as they move forward in their educational endeavors,” she said.

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