Fifty-three Mahopac High School seniors were inducted into the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) on November 27. In addition to have proven academic excellence in their science classes, these students are driven through the society’s mission to encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought; to advance students’ knowledge of classical and modern science; and to encourage students to participate in community service.
Under the direction of high school science teacher, Elizabeth Stephens, the seniors were officially inducted into the SNHS based on achieving the challenging criteria of:
- Maintaining an overall average of 85 or above for all science class work throughout high school.
- Currently enrolled in an honors, AP or college level science class or completing independent research.
- Must have exemplary behavior on recommendation from their science teachers.
The student-members who have earned probationary status will be eligible for induction this spring upon fulfilling:
- participation in the yearly project,
- attendance at least four monthly meetings,
- attendance at least two guest and or officer lectures, and
- completion of an additional four hours of community service the field of science.
The group is presently planning the 2019 STEAM Fair Project, on February 9, which engages middle school students with the hopes of generating interest in the sciences. This initiative also serves as a new mentoring program where high school students can guide middle school students through a STEAM project.
“We are proud to have such an impressive roster of Science National Honor Society inductees who are committed to advancing their knowledge of classical and modern science and participate in community service that encourages the pursuit of scientific knowledge,” said Dr. Matthew Lawrence, high school principal.
The motto inscribed in Latin on the SNHS shield translates: “Fortunate is one who understands the causes of things.” It is indeed fortunate to have these Mahopac students sharing their understanding of “the causes of things” with other students and the community.
President: Kathryn-Alexa Kennedy
Vice President: Natalie Scanlon
Secretary: Zina McInerney
Treasurer: Raquel Nelson
Public Relations: Morgan Gianetta
Motivator: Max Haklay