Huntington High School’s Science National Honor Society chapter inducted 42 new members during a Wednesday night ceremony in the auditorium.
Prospective Science National Honor Society members must meet stringent requirements, including a minimum average of 90 in science and 85 in all classes. To remain in good standing, society members must compete in science competitions, perform peer tutoring, participate in club fundraising and attend meetings on a regular basis.
Charlotte Gordon and Kayleigh Bender are proud new Science Honor Society members.
This year’s inductees include Talia Addeo, Nadeera Ali, Grace Allen, Sana Amin, Katherine Balm, Kayleigh Bender, Laurel Bonn, Sophie Bradford, Peter Breingan, Katherine Bruno, McKenna Buffa, Hannah Byers, Laura Curtin, Megan Donaghy, Gianna Forte, Aislyn Franciscovich, Peter Gaal, Ashley Genao, Lauren Gennarelli, Charlotte Gordon, Vincent Grassi, Sarah Krisch, Timothy Kusterbeck, Cecelia Kye, Daniela Luca, Allison Malone, Rachel Morina, Brad Nisipeanu, Caroline O’Rourke, Jillian Panos, Enzo Pupillo, Neha Rathore, Yanira Rivera, Kathryn Sanseviro, Nikolai Seferian, Sophia Segal, Leah Sheran, Haileigh Smith, Evan Spagnoletti, Lucas Spagnoletti, Nina Varsatsas and Anna Bell Young.
Huntington’s 2021/22 Science Honor Society chapter is led by Emily Plachta, (president), Kianna Criscuola (vice president), Erik Flores-Reyes (recording secretary), Henry Vohs (treasurer), Sarah Berry (financial secretary), Erin Ye (fundraising coordinator) and Cassidy Casabona (tutoring coordinator). Teachers Deborah Beck and Luigi Papasidero are the organization’s faculty advisors.
The Science National Honor Society was organized in 2000 with the following objectives:
• 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.
• 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.
The motto inscribed in Latin on the Science National Honor Society shield translates to “Fortunate is one who understands the causes of things.” Each chapter of the organization is required to pursue at least one project each school year.
Huntington UFSD Director of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Dr. Teresa Grossane was this year’s guest speaker.
The new members are excited to get involved with the organizations 2021/22 activities.