Fifteen Windsor residents were among the 78 students inducted into the Aquinas Chapter of the National Honor Society at Northwest Catholic High School on Dec. 6. The students are Taylor Borowiec, Amy Cao, Alisha Collazo, Tia Conover, Emma Deneen, Grace Deneen, Molly Deneen, Christian Flynn, Maxwell McCarron, Thienly Nguyen, Bridget Pepin, Rachel Poirier, Sarah Pranaitis, Xueni Yang and Ying Zhang.
The inductees were recognized for outstanding scholarship, admirable character and leadership, and generous service to NWC and their communities.
To be invited into membership in NHS, students must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average and must demonstrate exemplary character, leadership, and service to their school, their parish, or their town. A selection committee of five teachers reviews the applications and qualifications of all eligible students.
“These students represent the highest in academic achievement and leadership,” said Terri Turley, a member of NWC’s Math Department and the NHS Moderator. "They serve as role models for the entire student body and their communities.”
“The National Honor Society is about so much more than just grades,” agreed Margaret Williamson, NWC Principal/Chief Administrator. “It is a way to help educate the whole student and reinforce the importance of making a difference in the world.”
Since 1961, Northwest Catholic’s mission has been to educate the whole person: mind, body, spirit, and soul. Enrollment for the Class of ’17 is now under way, and prospective students are invited to take the entrance exam on Jan. 26, 2013. For more information, contact Maryann Lacouture (860-236-4221, x140 or firstname.lastname@example.org).