Gerstell Academy Celebrates Honor Induction Ceremonies

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students with selection based on four criteria: academic achievement, leadership, community service, and character.  At Gerstell Academy, among other attributes, students must maintain a 3.6 grade point average.  Overall, 21 students became new members in addition to the 20 existing members. NHS Advisor and Gerstell Visual Art Department Chair, Ms. Molly Pollasch offered the opening remarks and discussed the induction process.  It is estimated that over one million students nationwide are members of this prestigious group! The event took place on Tuesday, November 8th in the Alumni House.   
On Monday, November 7th, Gerstell Academy also celebrated students inducted into seven other National Honor Societies to include Spanish, Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Music, and Art.  The qualification to be inducted into one, or more, of these honor societies depends upon the specific honor society.  For instance, to be inducted as a member of the Spanish National Honor Society a student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average, be enrolled in a Spanish class at or above Spanish 4 and must remain enrolled in a Spanish class during senior year.  Students inducted into the National Mathematics Honor Society must have completed the equivalent of two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and/or geometry, and have completed or are enrolled in a third year of college preparatory mathematics.   
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