On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, twenty-one new members of the William A. Dwyer Chapter of the National Honor Society at Blue Hills Regional were inducted in a ceremony attended by family members, Blue Hills staff and administrators, and District School Committee member from Dedham and Vice Chair Mr. Thomas Polito.
The evening featured opening remarks from Supt. James P. Quaglia, a welcome from Dean of Students Thomas Cavanaugh, and the introduction of NHS members by NHS Advisor Ms. Michelle Barley.
Four NHS members each spoke about one of the traits of all those who belong to NHS: Alexisia Stewart (Scholarship), Karimah Land (Service), Kasey Zaleski (Leadership), and Sarcenas Jean-Philippe (Character).
The faculty guest speaker was history teacher Rich Cleggett, who gave a speech highlighting the value and importance of the four NHS pillars. “For one,” he said, “they are pillars and values that will be contingent with everything you will do in life. Secondly, they are measureable and tangible, they go beyond grades and tests and will bear significance on all the important choices you will make.”
Mr. Cleggett went on to say that “I promise there will be no words on any page or images on TV or world leaders’ spoken words or awards or adornments that will allow you to feel the fulfillment you will get in being a better person for the betterment of others.”
The new inductees are: Isabelle Bare (Braintree), Rose Dacey (Dedham), Isabel Davila-Lynch (Avon), Avery Delgado (Randolph), Karina Delgado, (Norwood), Alyssa Fajardo (Braintree), Ashley Fegan (Randolph), Aiden Flaherty (Braintree), Galen Galeotos (Canton), Brandon Holbert (Holbrook), Samuel Jimenez (Randolph), Evan Jurdan (Dedham), Rachel Levasseur (Holbrook), Anthony Lopez (Randolph), Angela Okoye (Randolph), Abigail Perez (Randolph), Brianna Ramey (Randolph), Destiny Taylor (Dedham), Angela Teper (Randolph), Angelique Thibault (Randolph), and Matthew Westhaver (Holbrook).