Fall National Honor Society Inductees

Members of Chaminade Julienne’s National Honor Society inducted six new members into its chapter during a morning Mass ceremony in the CJ chapel Thursday, Oct. 11.

Those newly inducted this fall for the 2012-13 school year include seniors Brian Anderson, Amanda Burneka, Thomas Cox, Kiera Fletcher, Cin’Quan Haney and Patrick Steffan. Students applied for admission in September, and join 39 fellow members.

In April, a new group of qualifying juniors and seniors will be recognized at the annual spring NHS induction ceremony and dinner, scheduled for Monday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Church. Social studies teacher Jim Sparrow serves as the group’s moderator.

Four fellow senior members of the National Honor Society have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), one of the nation’s most prestigious providers of academic college scholarships.

Samuel Wittman was named a Semifinalist in the 58th National Merit Scholarship Program. Sam is one of approximately 16,000 students in the country to earn this distinction, and he will continue to compete for the more than 8,000 scholarships – worth more than $32 million – being offered by the NMSC. Winners are expected to be announced in April.

Austin Piatt and Emily Shira are two of about 34,000 U.S. high school students who were recognized as Commended Students by the NMSC for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students represent the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million who entered the National Merit Scholarship Program competition.

Finally, Isaiah Ingram was named to the list of Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, which was initiated by the NMSC in 1964 specifically to honor academically promising Black American high school students. Isaiah is one of about 3,100 to have made the list after scoring in the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 who entered the competition.

The route of entry to both 2013 NMSC competitions was the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which was administered last October.

Chaminade Julienne provides the PSAT for underclassmen in grades 9-11 at no charge.