Just over 150 Lincoln-Way East High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) on Thursday, Nov. 8.
The students were chosen for induction based on four criteria: scholarship, service, leadership and character.
“Tonight is a special night for all of us,” said Assistant Superintendent Ron Sawin. “It is an opportunity to honor these outstanding Griffins…. It is a very proud moment for all of us.”
Board of Education President Arvid Johnson served as the keynote speaker. He congratulated students for their scholarship, service, leadership and character and described them as “the best of the best.”
“What you have achieved tonight is fantastic,” he told students. “But you did not get here alone.”
He encouraged students to give their parents, grandparents and siblings a hug after the induction ceremony because they were instrumental in their success.
“You are here in part because of them,” he added.
In addition to recognizing students, the honor society also recognized a faculty member who has shown leadership, service and character. Students presented World Languages teacher Carol Book with a Faculty Award.
“I am truly honored,” she said, but indicated everyone – not just teachers – play an integral role in the success of students.
“We as a community have built scholarship, service, leadership and character,” said Book.