It seems there will be no candle lighting at this year’s National Honor Society ceremony for Perkiomen Valley students. Similar to many other clubs and events that would commence during the school year, the NHS induction ceremony will be held virtually on March 4th, 2021. However, the advisors Mrs. Verbeke and Mrs. Dunne assured that the event will still be very special for new inductees.
“After welcoming guests to the NHS Induction Ceremony, the officers will give a brief history of NHS and explain what each of the pillars (values) represents,” Co-advisor Mrs. Dunne said. “Next, there will be a presentation of the names of the new inductees and some congratulatory remarks from Dr. Moss. Membership will be bestowed to the new members via an NHS Certificate.”
Adjusting to the current times, the event will be happening over livestream on the PVHS youtube channel, and family and friends of the new inductees are welcome to watch. The main difference from years prior is the lack of the traditional candle lighting, and the new inductees will not say the usual pledge in front of current NHS members, staff, and family.
Even though the event is online this year, Mrs. Dunne expressed that every student will still be celebrated for the extraordinary achievement of being accepted into the National Honor Society.
“There are 102 inductees this year. They should all be very proud of themselves for showing their commitment to excel, serve, lead, and succeed, especially in a challenging year,” Mrs. Dunne said.
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