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Hauppauge High School Inducts Students into National Honor Society

The Hauppauge High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) welcomed new members who have demonstrated academic excellence, service and leadership in a special candle-lighting ceremony. In addition, Science Teacher Rick Plouffe was the student-selected 2016 Faculty Inductee for best exemplifying the four characteristics of the NHS – leadership, service, character and scholarship.

In his Welcoming Address, Interim Superintendent of Schools Neil Lederer congratulated “our inductees for their dedication to learning and service to our school. They are shining examples of what makes Hauppauge such a vibrant, enthusiastic, educational system. I wish them much continued success.  Remember the effort it has taken to reach this outstanding achievement and sustain that effort as you go forward.”

The National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes and encourages academic achievement while developing characteristics essential to all citizens. According to its constitution, the purpose of this organization is to "create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership and to develop character in the students of secondary schools."

Becoming a member of NHS is both an honor and a commitment since it is based on outstanding scholarship and service. Service is 


defined to be "any unpaid activity that provides service for another" in school and in the community. To become a candidate for admission into NHS, a student must have maintained an 87 unweighted and unrounded quarterly grade point average for six consecutive marking periods prior to the selection process, which is conducted each year in March.


Inducted National Honor Society members are required to maintain an 87 average (unweighted, unrounded) throughout their

  studies. They must attend 50 percent of all the meetings and events to remain a member of the Hauppauge chapter. NHS is an active participant in Homecoming, Safe Halloween and the Jones Beach Cancer Walk as well as preparing dinner at The Ronald MacDonald House and serving dinner at Hauppauge’s Annual Senior Citizen Recognition Dinner. Hauppauge’s NHS staff advisers are Dawn Lynch and Harry Shehigian.