On February 19, 2019, the Loretto Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 32 new members into its ranks. NHS President Anna Catherine Barranco, Vice President Isabelle Cochran, and Treasurer Annie Bach welcomed the inductees and acknowledged the high level of achievement in academics, leadership, character, and service required for them to join NHS. Loretto Chapter advisor Jeanene Crenshaw, MCPS President Anne Ceasar, and High School Principal Justin Castanza presented each senior with the graduation stole that will be worn on graduation day.
The National Honor Society (NHS), established in 1921, is a national recognition program for students who show achievement in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. High School students are selected for membership through an application process and are selected by the faculty council. Candidates must meet the chapter’s requirement for scholarship, service, leadership, and character in order to be selected for membership. Continued participation in service projects and upholding the ideals of the school are required to retain membership. Members must also maintain the chapter’s required cumulative grade point average, 3.75.
The inductees to the Loretto Chapter of National Honor Society are: Manny Caceres, Rhys Holifield, Darius Kindle, Demetrios Philippou, Isabelle Saliba, Lorissa Algarin, Sarah Rose Burden, Jack Burt, Tanner Carter, Olivia Cheriyan, Bobby Crawford, Ansley Dean, Nathan Downes, Lainie Doyle, Aidan Firman, Jason Flowers, Victoria Hall, Ashley Hayes, Michael Hodges, Sofia Izer, Savannah Johnson, Denalie Mosakowski, Scott Nation, Katherine O’Connor, Charlie O’Donnell, Katherine Perkins, Anna Sadie, Landry Samuels, Elizabeth Speirs, Kinley Tadlock, Chris Valencia, and Clare Wilson.