Andover, Mass. – On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 104 Andover High School juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS). These students joined 106 existing members at AHS. The ceremony was organized by AHS English teacher and National Honor Society Advisor Brian Shea. Mr. Shea has mentored AHS students in the National Honor Society for 12 years.
“This is an exceptional group of students who are involved in many aspects of the school,” said Mr. Brian Shea, AHS English teacher and NHS Advisor. “In addition to being made up of a variety of students who excel in academics, athletics, and the arts, NHS students are a group of generous, caring and respectful kids who are deeply involved in their community.”
“It is always a special night for our students,” adds AHS Principal Caitlin Brown. “Mr. Shea always does an incredible job to highlight and honor the achievements of students. I want to acknowledge his years of hard work and efforts; we are grateful for his dedication.”
In addition to receiving NHS pins and certificates, NHS students also take the opportunity to acknowledge AHS educators who have offered guidance and support throughout the inductee’s education.
“It was a wonderful evening for our students, families and educators,” notes Dr. Magda Parvey, superintendent of Andover Public Schools. “Our educators’ mentorship on all AHS students is really impactful for their high school experience. The celebration of our NHS students and their teachers is a great example of the partnership and community at AHS.”
A week following the induction ceremony, NHS students don their aprons and begin their first fundraiser in service to the community, making about 500 pies in the AHS cafeteria with a portion of the pies donated to the Lazarus House for Thanksgiving baskets.
Students with a 3.75 unweighted GPA or a 4.25 weighted GPA are eligible to apply to National Honor Society. The National Honor Society elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921. More information on the NHS can be found here.