The ACS Phoenician Chapter of the National Honor Society held it’s annual Induction Ceremony May 23rd.
Students in 9th and 10th who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to an information session about the NHS earlier in the year. Those who want to be considered for membership must then complete and online form, write a reflection and get at least one teacher recommendation. The faculty advisor is Ms. Suheir Sleiman.
Current NHS President Laya Tabbal opened the evening with a speech and presentation of the 2016-17 accomplishments. Accomplishments fall under one of 4 ‘Pillars’ of strength. Layla spoke about the pillar of Character. Vice-President Daniel Harrich explained what Leadership was in the NHS. Lynn Wahab, Treasurer, highlighted the pillar of Service and Secretary Madi Al Majd Yasine spoke of Scholarship.
HS History and TOK teacher, Mr. Greg Nazarian, was selected by the NHS students to give the Keynote speech. He spoke of honor and what honor means in different societies and at different times in history.
Following his thought provoking speech, students performed 3 different music numbers. The Jazzin’ Five: Daniel Harrich, Esfandiar Rouhani, Suhail Shehab, Luke Armstrong and Micah Iriola played Sweet Caroline - composed by Neil Diamond. Dana Bekdash sang Helium by Sia, with the accompaniment of Samer Marrouche on Guitar. Micha Iriola played piano for Lynn El Hajj Ali singing Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley.
There were 22 students inducted into the National Honor Society. The 10th Grade Students are: Hadi Abdallah, Anas Adam, Ryan Dalloul, Ayman Dirar, Celine El Hert, Layan El Hout, Danny Eter, Meera Ladki, Liana Safa and Diala Yared. 11th Grade Students include: Luke Armstrong, Rashad Batley, Dana Bekdash, Lynn Nathalie El Hadj, Micah Angela Trinidad Iriola, Samer Michael Marrouche, Raneem Mohamad, Maurice Nicholas Salem, Ghazi Joseph Saoud and Suhail Shehab.