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BPHS Welcomes Newest NHS Inductees

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The Bethel Park High School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 90 new members, including three seniors, 19 juniors and 68 sophomores, at a ceremony held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in the Bethel Park High School auditorium.
To be eligible for induction, students had to have a 3.85 cumulative GPA, perform at least 35 hours of community service over one year before induction, demonstrate leadership, and submit a letter of recommendation from Bethel Park High School faculty. Applicants were also asked to write an essay detailing how they have demonstrated leadership in the community over the past year, which the NHS Faculty Council reviewed.
Seniors Dylan Finnell, Cody Hendrych-Bondra and Maddie Kanagy participated in the Induction Ceremony.
The junior class inductees included Maggie Booth, Belinda Bova, Artemis Conaboy, Elle Duda, Kaden Flambard, Gabby Gealey, Riswanth Haris Sundaresh Babu, Julia Hoppe, Ethan Jones, Jacob Kalogeris,  Julia Lepri, Joshua Lubawy, Brandon Mason, Clara McGough, Julia Miller, Justin Muench, Elise Perez, Noah Stiglich and Chan Yoon.
Sophomores Cameron Bonacci, Jack Bruckner, Layton Cameron, Audrey Campbell, Owen Campbell, Rocco Capozzoli, Maria Catana, Isabella Cieply, Devin Collier, Katherine Connell, Mackenzie Conway, Madelyn Cummings, Luca DeMartino, Joseph DePasquale, Nina DePasquale, Martin Devine, Subbasri Dhandapani, Charlize Donaldson, Carly Dowell, Sydney Felicetti, Sydney Franzmann, Jackson Friday, Megan Geraud, Julia Gobbie, Alyssa Headley, Lucy Heckla, Aaron Hofbauer, Jesse Huber, Madelyn Hughes, Emma Impellicceiri, Sara Impellicceiri, Sophia Iorio, Nicholas Krastev, Zachary Kucharik, Mallory Kuntz, Amelia Lancet, Max LeMessurier, Isabella Lybarger, Isabella Markwood, Kamiya Martin, Kayla Matvey, Brady McKiernan, Keira Mehalko, Ella Milliken, Hannah Molli, Frank O’Mara, Finn O’Neill, Clancy Orie, Sadie Orie, Ashley Perich, Tanner Pfeuffer, Julia Pierson, Ella Sabanovic, Ella Sabatos, Cassidy Schwartz, Trey Slavonic, Alyvia Sohyda, Caleb Steele, Cassidy Sullivan, Kalina Tierney, Haley Uselman, Cameron Wallace, Lyla Walsh, Sara Walters, Kristen Weiss, Molly Welch, Katelyn Wolf and Jingyuan Zhang were also inducted.
Speaking on the four pillars of the National Honor Society were seniors Eva Blatz, who spoke on Character; Henry Gaston, Scholarship; Jeon Varghese, Leadership and Cassie Robinson, Service.
The 2023 Alumni Hall of Fame Induction ceremony immediately preceded the induction ceremony. The honorees included Sgt. Charles Bonczek ’63 (posthumous), Dr. Robert S. Detrick Jr. ’67, Dr. Michael A. Dobos ’71, Kathleen Melucci ’84 and Bob Waggoner ’69. They each shared a few brief words of wisdom and encouragement with the students and briefly discussed their respective journeys.  
Bethel Park High School Principal Mr. Joseph Villani says the two events are naturally entwined, which is why he considers these events among the most important on the academic calendar.
“Tonight, as we celebrate the journeys of the alumni who came before you and who have already blazed their paths, and as you begin to embark on your journey, know that we are very proud to welcome you to this year’s induction class and we have no doubt that a bright future awaits you because you too exemplify what makes Bethel Park such a special place to live and learn,” he said.
Bethel Park High School science teacher Mr. Sean O’Brien is the Faculty Advisor to the National Honor Society.