Nov. 14, 2005 St. John School on Gifft Hill is home to the island's first chapter of the National Honor Society. The school's first six members were inducted Monday during a ceremony at the school.
"I'm pretty proud of it," senior Greta Iwuc said.
Membership in the National Honor Society is important for college-bound students because schools take that into consideration when deciding whom to admit.
She joins fellow seniors Tyler Bradley, Michael Gibney, and Seth Lloyd as well as juniors Kendia Louis and Jason Maloney as the first students to sign the National Honor Society book at the school.
Additionally, the School on Gifft Hill honored National Honor Society member Megan Miller, who transferred her membership to the school.
Iwuc said she wasn't the best student in the ninth grade, probably because she was new to the school, but turned around in the 10th grade. By the 11th grade, she said she was taking honors classes. Now, she hopes to head off to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City after she graduates.
National Honor Society advisor Doug Bradley said that membership is important for college-bound students because schools take that into consideration when deciding who to admit. Bradley said the students must have a 3.3 grade point average out of four in order to qualify and have attended the school for at least one semester. Once they met that criteria, a faculty council looked at their leadership and service records as well as their character.
They also must have two letters of recommendation one from the organization where they performed their service and one from a St. John School faculty member not on the National Honor Society faculty council.
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