Tuesday, May 2, 2023 was Monticello High School’s National Honor Society Induction. Families, friends, and teachers attended to see 47 high school students achieve this significant milestone. Elizabeth Bassett, National Honor Society advisor, began the evening, acknowledging student achievement and families in attendance. Then, MHS Principal Stephen Wilder gave a a warm welcome, including sharing his hope “that each of these students will remain driven to explore and pursue their individual greatness and to continuously recreate the best version of themselves.” After recognizing attending BOE and administrative members — Wendy Galligan-Weiner, Helen Jersey and Superintendent Dr. Evans — he introduced the evening’s key note guest speaker, MHS English teacher Karen Collura. Mrs.Collura concluded her speech by asking the inductees to “continue to maintain your honesty and integrity, especially when pressed, and please demonstrate kindness and offer grace- two things that always seem to be in such short supply but in great demand. This ceremony is your official entry into this obligation of honorable, responsible behavior in service to others.”
Next, current officers, President Irvin Oestrich, Co-vice Presidents Eddie Chen and So Ree Chon, Treasurer Michael Feltman, Secretary Allison Weinstein, read off short student biographies to introduce each student as the 47 students were called individually, escorted by an influential person of their choice, to take the stage, light the candle, and sign in as an official member of the National Honor Society.
Congratulations to the inductees of 2023:
Ann Marie Flores
Osvin Monroy Escobar
Didi San Miguel