Bristol High School Juniors Inducted into Honor Society, Officials Talk about the Success
Bristol Borough High School Juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society last week and school officials met with Lower Bucks Source to highlight the accomplishment.
22 high school juniors were inducted in the ceremony, Guidance Counselor Debra Conard said.
Conard said 16 current seniors also attended to share with the junior class secondary schools they have been accepted to and the number of college credits they will be taking with them next fall.
Scholarship, leadership and character are the main aspects the district reviews for potential honorees.
Conard said students list on their applications community based activities, leadership positions they’ve been involved with while in school.
At one time it was mostly academic colleges focused on when it came to applications. That has changed recently, so we do all we can to prepare our students for that by encouraging community involvement, said School District Superintendent Dr. Tom Shaffer.
“Community involvement on college applications is now a big piece”he said.
In order to be inducted students must maintain a 93 cumulative grade average, Conard said.
Earning honors distinctions recently, is really more impressive when you account for the impacts of COVID-19, she said.
Shaffer pointed to the community shutdown as a particular challenge for students to overcome.
It was a challenge for our students at first, but we didn’t lose any one, said High School Principle Nick Nastasi,
The 2022 class was the biggest class of inductees we’ve had in a long time officials said.
Having 22 students induced this year, in comparison to last year, just proves how tough our students are, Nastasi said.
Students meet regularly with staff and in many ways those contacts facilitate success for students, Chichilitt said.
The way students support each other is also a contributing factor towards success the staff said.
The school begins prepping students to apply for honoree status in the eighth grade, by encouraging community involvement.
The school district in recent months at board meetings has discussed additions to the academic curriculum such as the Fire Safety major that will launch next fall as state pilot program and will also be offering other additional elective classes such as digital media.
Officials said they see these new offerings as a way to increase the number of students who can become part of the National Honor Society too.
The work by students to gain admission to the NHS is a point of pride for teachers and district administration.
Additionally 66 seniors are scheduled to graduate in June, with students committed to attend North Carolina State University, Penn State, University of Alabama, University of Tennessee, for example.
The success of students, is simply a byproduct of the work and relationships developed by the high school and staff all agreed.
Congratulations to the inductees from Lower Bucks Source
National Honor Society Members- Class of 2022
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