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St. Bernard Prep celebrates honor society induction ceremony

St. Bernard Preparatory School in Cullman recently held its annual National Honor Society induction ceremony to recognize students for their outstanding achievements in scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The ceremony, presided over by National Honor Society President Andrew Tombo, followed the weekly Mass, emphasizing the school's commitment to both academic excellence and spiritual growth.

The induction ceremony presented and explained the four pillars of the National Honor Society. Officers led the presentation with Amelia Tafazoli, vice president, speaking on scholarship; Willa Smith, secretary, explaining service; Joey Shadowens, treasurer, highlighting leadership; and Cash Daly, parliamentarian, speaking on character. Honor Society members exemplify the highest standards of academic excellence, service to others, leadership, and moral integrity. 

According to national guidelines, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to qualify for membership, with individual chapters having the discretion to set higher standards. Additionally, inductees must demonstrate exemplary commitment to service, leadership, and character, as outlined by the National Honor Society's criteria.

Among those honored at the ceremony were Katie Chamblee, Roselyn Chavez, Charlie Deist, Parker Guthery, Tanya Jimenez Jose, Gavitt Lewis, Josh Marks, Kimberly McCormick, Joel Rose, and Sarah Woods. 

Father Joel Martin, in his concluding remarks, congratulated the students for their remarkable achievement, reminding them of the honor and responsibility that comes with their induction into the society. He also congratulated the entire student body saying, “You make possible this achievement for your fellow students by making your school a place where such achievement is a cool thing to do.” 

Following the ceremony, new inductees and their parents enjoyed a lunch reception in the Brahma Room.