One hundred and seven students were inducted into Livingston High School’s Julius C. Bernstein Chapter of the National Honor Society on May 21, 2012.
National Honor Society is more than just academic recognition. Students are selected based upon outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Barbara Kaplan, a world languages teacher at Livingston High School and advisor to the National Honor Society welcomed friends and family by talking about the students’ selfless activities that contribute to their qualifications for the National Honor Society.
“The students seated before us this evening give of themselves selflessly,” said Kaplan. “My list is long, but among them they are EMTs, religious school teachers, library aides, Student Government Association officers, class officers, musicians, coaches and athletes. They have not only contributed to the Livingston and nearby communities, but have participated in community service in Ghana, Columbia, Costa Rica and Haiti just to name a few.”
National Honor Society chapters are found in all 50 states, the District Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop through involvement in school activities and community service.
The mission of the Julius C. Bernstein Chapter of the Nation Honor Society of Secondary Schools is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in all students.