April 21, 2023
NHS welcomes 187 inductees
The Upper St. Clair High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 187 new members during its annual induction ceremony on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in the high school’s theater.
At 187, the new inductees represent 58 percent of the class of 2024. On average, approximately 45 percent of Upper St. Clair juniors are inducted into the National Honor Society.
Inductees include: Amanda Aidar, Jacob Artnak, Ryan Arya, Alexandra Berkoski, Isaac Bernstein, Lucas Bishop, Matthew Bordenstein, Gregory Boughner, Ilayda Budak, Brooke Bufalini, Melodi Caliskan, Natalie Campagna, Michael Cardello, Marco Carone, Rachel Carson, Ava Casciato, Carli Casey, Reilly Caslin, Julia Cedar, Luana Cesar, Leona Chen, Theeya Chen, Addyson Cochran, Cameron Coller, Kaitlyn Connors, Reese Copenhaver, Alexandria Cortes, Gregg Coury, Braeden Coyle, Aidan Crochier, Jessica Crouthamel, Kathryn Daniels, Phina Darko , Laura Decker, Gabrielle Deep, Ryan Dekkar, Sofia DeNoon, Matt DeRubeis, Boshi Dong, Joseph Donnelly, Sorrin Drecnik, Calla Dressler, William Duff, Rowan Duffy, Peter Engel, Stepan Engelman, Elena Fairfull, Kate Falce, Isabella Feliciano, Matthew Fibbi, Quinn Fitzpatrick, Diana Funaro, Virginia Gaither, Alexis Gardner, Sydney Garvey, Meghan Ghise, Ronan Gibbons, Henry Ginsburg, Phoebe Glunt, Caelyn Gollinger, Carolina Gomes, Nathaniel Grabowski, Olivia Gray, Maxwell Gresh, Miriam Gutensohn, Bennett Henderson, Evelyn Hertzog, Andrew Hess, Emma Hicks, Olivia Houck, Marshall Howe, Priyasha Itani, Neil Joon, Ethan Jooste, Vatsal Kalra, Vir Kamat, Maya Kashak, Jordan Kennedy, Chloe Kerestesi, Fernanda Kile, Jacob Kilzer, Ian Kirk, Janelle Knierim, Renuka Kota, Alexandra Kramer, Katerina Kucherawy, Arnav Kumar, Jhoran Laffin, Olivia LaGoy, Jaelyn Lakes, Anna Lao, Grace Larsen, Taylor Latiolais, Charlie Lawrence, Benton Leggat, Adam Levine, Leah Levine, Noah Levine, Samuel Levine, Colin Liang, Susan Liu, Annabelle Loomis, Autumn Ma, Chase MacDonald, Jacob Maglin, Hunter Maher, Anna Makoul, Liborio Mammana, Katryna Mammarella, Claire Manalo, Tomasina Manning, William Manning, Maeryn Mannix, Leo Masse, Collin McCarthy, Luke McDonough, Sandro McFarland, Brian McFerran, Brett Meinert, Stephen Meyer, Lucia Miles, Mackenzie Mitchum, Sofia Montoya Posada, Kate Moore, Jessica Mueller, Caroline Murphy, Emily Neiberg, Sarah Nelson, Ava Novak, Gabriel Pacella, Henna Palosuo, Marianna Paradise, Mahleywa Parish-Some, Liam Park, Mahir Parmar, Arya Patel, Shubham Patel, Anisha Patel, Pearl Patel, Alexander Pellicci, Cameron Phillips, Jacob Polochak, Kate Pyckowski, Luis Quiroga-Castaneda, Luke Ralyea, Mac Kenzie Rauch, Bella Reiman, Lydia Rhodes, Reese Roeschenthaler, Dhruv Saggi, Harini Sakthivel, Jan Sames, Rohit Sattuluri, Daniel Seewald, Asha Segall, Roshan Segall, Benjamin Semenov, Clara Senchyshak, Anuj Shah, Colin Shanahan, Noa Shimshi, Max Shipley, Anna Snyder, Ashe Sobel-Drum, Evie Sullivan, Alex Sun, Arjun Suresh, Maya Talasela, James Tenney, Lauren Tenney, Eliza Thomas, Lauren Trainor, Yog Trivedi, Shiven Verma, Anastasia Vezendy, Aarti Vishwakarma, Aniketh Vivekanandan, Burhaan Waheed, Heather Wallace, Jenny Wang, Lauren Welch, Emily Wetterau, Emily Whiteford, Irene Yap, Ella Zegarelli, Isabella Zhang and Sydney Zottola.
The 2022-23 National Honor Society officers include seniors Phillip Markovitz, president; Ashvita Saxena, vice-president; Lily Gessel, treasurer; and Morgan Huzjak, secretary. Dr. Steve Torquato, social studies teacher, serves as the faculty adviser.
In his remarks to inductees, Upper St. Clair High School Principal Dr. Timothy Wagner spoke on the importance of character.
“Our school district firmly believes that who you are is how you lead. I contend that who you are is how you lead, how you serve, and how you learn, as well,” he said. “I ask you to consider what your induction to the National Honor Society really represents — it isn’t just about belonging to a prestigious society, it is also about being a person of character. And if character is the foundation for our leading, our learning, and our serving, my question to you is: What’s next? What are you going to do from this important moment into the future?”
The National Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, National Honor Society serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. These traits have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.