DANBURY—Immaculate High School (IHS) recently inducted 37 students into the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapter of the National Honor Society, an affiliated chartered chapter of the National Honor Society. The students must apply to be accepted and go through a rigorous process including a review of grades, activities and character, interviews by staff and writing essays.
“Immaculate High School’s National Honor Society members uphold a criteria of excellence in not only academics but in their leadership roles in extracurricular activities and community service. They are recognized for their outstanding hard work and commitment to embrace the challenge of exceeding their own personal expectations,” said Mary Maloney, President of Immaculate High School.
Students who are inducted into the National Society are required to have a minimum 3.5 GPA. They must also have a leadership role in either the school or community, inspire positive behavior in others, serve at least 75 hours (juniors) or 100 hours (seniors) of community service and consistently demonstrate respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and good citizenship. Membership is offered to juniors and seniors who meet the criteria established by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Once accepted, they are expected to uphold the criteria of excellence in all four areas.
“These students should be very proud to be members. It’s more than just academics: these students provide many hours of service to the community and are leaders among their peers,” said Dana Pinckney, IHS English Teacher and National Honor Society Advisor.
The students inducted at the ceremony held at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury are:
Morgan Begler, Jack Benzing, Madison Bidetti, Abigail Calame, Alyssa Campo, Remy Chila, Alexis Demko, Joseph DiMaria, Ailene Doherty, Thomas Fahey, Caitlin Fanella, Gianna Font, Vincent Fontenelli, Grace Garvey, Perry Ghosh, Abby Giansiracusa, Ethan Goodman, Elias Haddad, Emma Halas, Nicholas Iannetta, Nicole Kolitsas, Nicholas Lenz, Meryl McKenna, Peyton McKenzie, Zachary Meyerson, JP Miranda, Lucy Nevin, Celia Preveza, Lauren Pruner, Siobhan Reidy, Stella Sabo, Jackson Sahl, Kaitlyn Segreti, Brooke Squitieri, Alyssa Suarez, Camille Vail and Gavin Wainwright
Immaculate High School encourages students to find success in academics, athletics, fine arts and clubs and is ranked in the top third of all high schools in the State of Connecticut by NICHE. One of the more affordable private high schools, Immaculate High School is also among the highest-ranked Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport and continues to attain the highest SAT scores in the Diocese. Immaculate High School students, a representation of area public, private and Catholic schools, seek academic challenges, discover leadership and engage in progressive learning opportunities and have high success rates: 100% of the Class of 2019 were accepted to choice colleges and universities and were awarded college scholarships and grants totaling $27 million.
In addition to a college-preparatory academic program that offers over 33 Advanced Placement classes and a STEAM curriculum featuring advanced technology, a CISCO certification program, renovated science labs and engineering classes and a Certified Nursing Associate program, Immaculate High School has an award-winning Fine Arts program, a student career internship program, athletic teams that have won SWC and State Championships, 44 clubs and a Campus Ministry and community service program that instills faith, compassion and reverence for others. Immaculate High School, founded in 1962, is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York.