Sleepy Hollow High School students expressed their dedication the English language, writing and literature tonight as they were inducted into the National English Honor Society (NEHS).
84 students took an oath and participated in a candle-lighting ceremony as they promised to share their knowledge with others.
SHHS Assistant Principal Anthony Baxter, a former English teacher, explained to the new inductees how many jobs and careers require a strong command of the English language and public speaking, but he also said, “You never know when a great piece of literature will revisit you.”
NEHS members are involved in activities throughout the school year including reading to younger students and the group hopes to give back to the Hudson Valley Writer’s Center.
Honor Society President Hannah Lustyik said how the NEHS provides her an outlet to express herself. “Writing allows you to voice your struggles. Reading allows you to understand the struggles of others.”
Thank you to advisor Sarina McGough-Choi for organizing the ceremony and student officers Isabella Calix and Erika Bravo who moderated the event.