Mystic Valley Regional Charter School recently inducted 24 students into the National Honor Society at the 14th annual ceremony at Eastern Avenue on May 23.
The student-focused event featured presentations by current senior members of NHS as well as juniors and sophomores, who took the pledge to stand for the organization’s four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and character.
In addition, several colleges annually recognize juniors with a presentation of a book that is particularly meaningful to said institution in some way. The colleges and universities that presented books were: Boston College, LeMoyne College, Harvard, St. Michael’s College, Suffolk University, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Yale. Current MVRCS faculty Martin Boyle, Yale, and Michael McCarthy, St. Anselm, distributed the books for their respective alma maters.
Under the direction of faculty advisers Casey McKee and Colleen Reynolds, a new set of officers was introduced. The parents of incoming inductees placed the NHS sash on their sons and daughters. Following the family presentations, led by NHS historian Michaela Correale ’19, the newcomers took the pledge and officially became part of the society.
The inductees are as follows: Malden residents Sidra Alani, Simantha Chan, Kelly Chen, Jennifer Cheung, Jaime Cochran, Nicole Deguire, Mitchely Guerrier, Kara Hollis, John Le, Jessica Li, Ashley Verrill and Alaa Zeabi; Melrose residents Isabelle Aengenheyster, Deirdre Flanagan, Grace Sacco and Kate Story; Everett residents Bryant Nguyen and Rachel Silva; Saugus resident Bryant Lam; Wakefield residents Alexa Gibson and Dheeraj Nistala; and Stoneham residents Martina Taylor, Nicholas Wierzbowski and Tejaswi Yarram.