On February 19, 2020, the Loretto Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 32 new members into its ranks. NHS President Clare Wilson, Treasurer Chris Valencia, and Secretary Ashley Hayes welcomed the inductees and acknowledged the high level of achievement in academics, leadership, character, and service required for them to join NHS. In addition to the induction of members new to NHS, the Loretto Chapter also welcomed 4 transfers from other chapters: Allison Berg, Mason Branam, Mary Carley, and Madison Kille. Loretto Chapter advisor Jeanene Crenshaw, MCPS President Anne Ceasar, and High School Principal Justin Castanza also presented each senior with the graduation stole that will be worn on commencement 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: Gracie Barranco, Jasmine Blakeney, Maria Cervantes, Aidan Cochran, Carlo De Jesus, Devan DeRamus, Mitchell Dogan, Mai Ellington, Daniel Gacha, Emma Garrison, Angela Gier, Ines Gonzalez-Ansaldi, Alex Hines, Cecilia Hoffpauir, Myles Jordan, Jayla Milam, Camille Morgan, Molly Nicklay, John Niemi, Ellie Pool, Rachel Rodriguez, James Saliba, Piper Schneider, Harrison Skala, Chad Waite, Valerie Waite, Ja’Michael Washington, Alexis Weber, and Chloe Weber.
Graduating seniors from the Loretto Chapter of National Honor Society are: Lorissa Algarin, Sarah Rose Burden, Jack Burt, Tanner Carter, Olivia Cheriyan, Bobby Crawford, Ansley Dean, Nathan Downes, Lainie Doyle, Jason Flowers, Victoria Hall, Ashley Hayes, Michael Hodges, Sofia Izer, Savannah Johnson, Jayla Milam, Denalie Mosakowski, Robert Scott Nation, Katherine O’Connor, Charles O’Donnell, Katherine Perkins, Anna Sadie, Landry Samuels, Elizabeth Speirs, Kinley Tadlock, Chris Valencia, Chad Waite, Clare Wilson, Ja’Michael Washington, Alexis Weber, and Chloe Weber.