Sixty juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society in a ceremony held on Wednesday evening, March 16. Officers presented the NHS values of service, scholarship, leadership, and character, and lit candles symbolizing each one. Current members of the organization then exchanged their gold membership cords for the white stoles they will wear at graduation. New inductees received their cords, and all members recited the NHS pledge.
The world language honor societies also welcomed new members as part of the ceremony. Eight girls were admitted to the French Honor Society, eighteen became part of the Spanish Honor Society, and fourteen joined the Latin Honor Society.
Elizabeth Zwaan Milne, VMA ’05, was the guest speaker for the evening. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Widener University School of Law, and is currently studying for her master’s degree in tax law at Villanova University.
Milne urged the girls to continue to work hard and challenge themselves, to accept criticism and learn from it, and to continue to build personal and business relationships all along the way. “No matter what life throws at you,” Milne told the inductees, “treat every experience, good and bad, as an opportunity to continue to learn something new about yourself and others.”