National Honor Society Inducts 8 New Members

The Benjamin School’s chapter of the National Honor Society inducted eight new members and five transfer members to the organization during their annual Fall induction ceremony. 

The ceremony, held the morning of October 7 in Benjamin Hall, recognized inductees for their accomplishments in a number of areas. 

“The pillars of the National Honor Society - scholarship, service, leadership, and character, are very much what the Benjamins believed in as they founded our school,” said Head of School Dave Faus during opening remarks. “Those of you being recognized today are examples and models of what it means to be a well rounded Benjamin student.” 

NHS, founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1921, has part of The Benjamin School experience since 1978 when the school graduated its first senior class. 

The induction ceremony is a tradition, as Head of Upper School Fletcher Carr highlighted, that is “as old as the upper school itself.”

The school’s chapter has been led by faculty advisor and upper school Social Studies Department Chair Sara Misselhorn ‘90 for the past six year. 

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Misselhorn said the newly inducted members all have various pathways that both make them unique and demonstrate the pillars of NHS.

“You also get to hear a fun fact about each of them. I hope you find their pathways inspirational and aspirational,” said Misselhorn. 

NHS Officers spoke about each of the four pillars of the organization and how newly inducted members embodied each pillar. The ceremony concluded with a ceremonial candle lighting. 

Congratulations to the following newly inducted and transfer members of The National Honor Society. 

Fall 2021 Transfer Members
Alexandra Barkauskas
Addie Bounds
Andie Marie Smith
Abigail Eleanor Swank
Brooke Queen

Fall 2021 Inductees
Emerick Dylan Bernstein
Ella Davis Hayes
Eliza Ann Merkel
Maclean Simpson Pulitzer
Sophia Taylor Smith
Christian Rosario Tipa
Teresa N. Tuong
Liliana Grace Valentini
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