St. Bernard celebrates Honor Society inductions

New Honor Society inductees, officers and sponsors include (front row, left to right) Sponsor Ashley Hasenbein Roselyn Chavez, Katie Chamblee, Sarah Woods, Tanya Jimenez Jose, Kimberly McCormick and President Fr. Joel Martin, OSB; (middle row, left to right) High School Principal Phuong Nguyen Parker Guthery, Josh Marks, Joel Rose, Gavitt Lewis and Chaplain Fr. Linus Klucsarits, OSB; and (back row, left to right) Amelia Tafazoli, Joey Shadowens, Willa Smith, Andrew Tombo and Cash Daly. Not pictured: Charlie Deist. (St. Bernard Prep)

CULLMAN, Ala. – St. Bernard Preparatory School recently held its annual Honor Society induction ceremony to recognize students for their outstanding achievements in scholarship, service, leadership and character. The ceremony, presided over by Honor Society President Andrew Tombo, followed the weekly Mass, emphasizing the school’s commitment to both academic excellence and spiritual growth.

The induction ceremony presented and explained the four pillars of the National Honor Society. This was done by officers of the society as follows: Scholarship: Amelia Tafazoli, vice president; Service: Willa Smith, secretary; Leadership: Joey Shadowens, treasurer; and  Character: Cash Daly, parliamentarian. Honor Society members exemplify the highest standards of academic excellence, service to others, leadership and moral integrity.

According to national guidelines, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to qualify for membership, with individual chapters having the discretion to set higher standards. Additionally, inductees must demonstrate exemplary commitment to service, leadership and character, as outlined by the National Honor Society’s criteria.

Among those honored at the ceremony were Katie Chamblee, Roselyn Chavez, Charlie Deist, Parker Guthery, Tanya Jimenez Jose, Gavitt Lewis, Josh Marks, Kimberly McCormick, Joel Rose and Sarah Woods.

Fr. Joel Martin, in his concluding remarks, congratulated the students for their remarkable achievement, reminding them of the honor and responsibility that comes with their induction into the Society. He also congratulated the entire student body saying, “You make possible this achievement for your fellow students by making your school a place where such achievement is a cool thing to do.”

Following the ceremony, new inductees and their parents enjoyed a lunch reception in the Brahma Room.