On Wednesday evening, May 16, fifteen Rockland High School juniors and two seniors were inducted into the Pentelic Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Senior President Sean Sugrue presided over the formal ceremony, explaining the history and significance of membership in the national organization.
NHS treasurer, Joseph Naughton presented James Patton as this year's honorary NHS inductee. Patton is a retired social studies teacher who has remained active at Rockland High School as a substitute teacher, and proctor for AP exams. He also still coaches the boys' tennis team, a position that he has held for over 20 years in addition to other coaching positions.
Secretary Isabelle Uong called the roll of seniors and announced their college acceptances. Vice President Ronan McNally exemplified the torch representing the four virtues of the National Honor Society: Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Service.
The new inductees were presented with their NHS pins and membership cards.
The following are members of the NHS from the Class of 2018
Stephanie Blaney, Eden Dalton, Alexander Domina, Rebecca Elliott, Aiden Glennon, Margaret Jones, Meredith Long, Sarah Lovell, Lily Matson, Ronan McNally, Saoirse McNally, Joseph Naughton, Harrison O'Brien, Matthew O'Brien, Erika Ochenduszko, Rebekah Panaro, Christopher Penney, Zachary Peterson, Jillian Schofield, Sean Sugrue, Isabelle Uong and James White.
Following are the inductees from the Class of 2019:
Tyler Beatrice, Madison Blonde, Caitlin Cameron, Abigail Condon, John Ellard, Elizabeth Kelley, Sean Morrissey, Rebecca Mullen, Jasmin Morse, Francisco Oliveira, Sarah Pollard, Michelle Ramoska, Justin Sherlock, Marissa Smith and Kara Sullivan.
Gallery photos by Adrienne Donovan