Twenty-three Students Inducted into National Honors Society
Twenty-three juniors were inducted into the Academy of the Sacred Heart chapter of the National Honor Society on February 6. Since its establishment in 1921, the National Honor Society has recognized high school students who demonstrate excellence in the qualities of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics serve as the criteria for selection as well as the newly inducted member's responsibility to uphold. With this honor, members recognize the importance of community service both in and out of school.
The ceremony opened with an introduction and prayer led by NHS President senior Monet Ménard, and then a series of reflections led by the following senior members: Katie Babin spoke on Character; Shannon Plough spoke on Service, Catherine Grace Connick spoke on Leadership; and finally Molly Moore reflected on Scholarship.
After these comments, the 2019 inductees were introduced and came forward to receive pins and certificates from Sr. Guste, Upper School Division Head Julie Boyd and National Honor Society Moderator Ricky Bordelon. After inductees recited the National Honor Society Pledge, senior Monet Ménard introduced alumna guest speaker, Jacqueline Terrebone, Class of 1994.
Jacqueline is the Editor-in-Chief of Galerie, a quarterly publication that delivers the finest content and news in art, interiors, architecture, and destinations. Her varied artistic interests and deep sense of curiosity informs the diverse and eclectic mix of design, fashion, and visual arts in every issue of the magazine.
In addition to being a member of BAFTA and the James Beard Foundation, Jacqueline recently completed a book of design tips for the home with Jeffrey Bilhuber for Rizzoli, entitled Everyday Decorating. Prior to her work at Galerie, she held positions at Architectural Digest, Gourmet, and Martha Stewart Living. She honed her marketing skills at Scholastic during the Harry Potter heyday, where she developed and designed launch materials for the releases of new titles. She has a BA in Broadcast Journalism and Politics from Washington and Lee University.
Jacqueline spoke about how the values of NHS have served her throughout her career and helped her achieve her goals, but – perhaps more importantly – also helped her recover and learn from disappointments. She reminded inductees to keep the core values of NHS at the foundation of what they do, since these attributes – along with a positive attitude – will serve as guides to success in any career and to personal fulfillment.
Following the induction ceremony, NHS members and their families celebrated in the parlor with goûter.
2019 National Honor Society Inductees:
Katie Paige Gardes
National Honor Society Membership:
Monet Menard- President
Catherine Grace Connick- VP
Molly Moore- Secretary
Eva Dreiling- Historian
Mary Rose Neumeyer