SIS welcomes 36 students to national honors societies

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(Press Release) — Saipan International School held its National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony on Jan. 29, 2020, in Charlie’s Cabaret at PIC.

The National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society are the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. At SIS, the NHS and NJHS have very stringent membership requirements. To be considered, students must have at least 3.7 GPA and must go through a rigorous selection process. The candidates are evaluated on the basis of character, leadership and service to the school and the community, and a five-member faculty council decides the admission of the candidates.

Current members

Parents, guests, and teachers assembled at the NJHS and NHS induction ceremony to celebrate and welcome new members. Lighting of the white candle marked the beginning of the ceremony. Led by formally-dressed NHS and NJHS members, 15 NJHS and 21 NHS inductees entered the theater, received the candles, recited the pledges, and joined the honor societies. Headmaster Dr. Ron Snyder welcomed the guests and spoke briefly about the honor societies, Adviser Mr. Ingur Lee spoke about the five ideals of the NHS and presented the candidates, and members welcomed the new members into the societies by passing the candle lights to them and congratulating them. A warm reception and fine dinner followed the induction ceremony.

Inductees.  SIS photos

For school year 2019-20, Saipan International School welcomed new NHS members Susan Chen, Hyunmin Cho, Julianne Hall, Cevina Hwang, Hyeonbin Jeong, Semi Ji, Joobin Kim, Seunghyun Kim, Geon Ho Lee, Sean Lee, Arabella Loste, Kuu Nishimura, Sofia Osnach, Hyeonjae Park, and Jimin Woo. Tiana Cabrera, Linxi Cai, Serin Chung, Martha Culp, Hazel Guerrero, Huiwon Jeong, Hannah Kang, Savita Sikkel, Yelyn Kim, Dong Gyu Lee, Dong Hyun Lee, Yunwoo Nam, Justin Ngo, Grace Quichocho, Jesus Sablan, Hyeonbo Shim, Yejin Son, Ian Song, Jin Hee Woo, Kexuan Yu, and Jinie Thompson were added to the ranks of the NJHS. With these additions, Saipan International School has 41 NHS members and 27 NJHS members.

To maintain membership, the new members must maintain the high standards and participate in a service project. For the past years, NJHS and NHS members of SIS have adopted a year-long school-wide mentoring program to assist elementary and middle school students and students who have special needs.

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