The Sunshine Chapter of the National Honor Society at St. Petersburg High School inducted 138 initiates at a Candlelight Ceremony on October 29, 2018 in the Auditorium.
The ceremony included welcoming comments, a candlelight procession, induction of Honorary Faculty Ms. Laura Domanski (IB program) and Mrs. Jenny Trewin (Ttraditional program), induction of the initiates, and investiture of typical initiates.
The ceremony was led by SPHS Principal Darlene Lebo and the Executive Board of the Sunshine Chapter, all IB students: Meara O’Connor, Allison Fruland, Catherine Lee, Kara Robinson, Dominika Dzurny, and Morgan de Caro.
Here is the program list of 2018-2019 initiates, many of whom are IB students:
The National Honor Society (NHS) concept was created in 1921 at a convention of the National Association of Secondary School Principals to fulfill the need to recognize outstanding high school students. The purpose of NHS is to create enthusiasm for the principles of Scholarship, Character, Service, and Leadership.
The Sunshine Chapter of NHS at SPHS, established in 1935, is the oldest chapter in the state of Florida. Mrs. Gianna Zengel is the Chapter Advisor.
A special thanks to those who gave their time so that the evening would be a success goes to Mrs. Gianna Zengel, Mrs. Darlene Lebo, Ms. Trish Grunz (lights/sound), Mr. Bruce Meacham, Mrs. Joan Simmons, and Mr. Rob Tarrou.