Holy Redeemer High School inducted 64 new members of the National Honor Society, Holy Redeemer Chapter.  They join 73 current members inducted last year.

New members were inducted at a school assembly, which included a candle lighting service by society officers and blessing of the National Honor Society pins by Chaplain Rev.  Joseph Elston.  Members were inducted by Principal Anita Sirak and Vice Principals Abe Simon and Father Elston.

Students accepted into Holy Redeemer’s chapter of the National Honor Society are invited to apply and are reviewed by a faculty council in the areas of academics, leadership, service, and character. A student must be a junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and meet standards in all four areas. The National Honor Society of Holy Redeemer strives to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote worthy leadership, and encourage character.

Officers for the 2013-2014 school year were also introduced at the ceremony. Officers are Donald Stephens, president; John Kane, vice president; Ana Turosky, secretary; Elizabeth DiGiovine, treasurer.


NHS inductees

New members for the 2013-2014 school year, seated first row from left: Kathryn Aldrich, Hanover Twp.; Nathaniel Anderson, Plymouth; Derek Belsky, Wilkes-Barre; Robert Bertram, Wilkes-Barre; Mary Pat Blaskiewicz, West Pittston; Renee Brown, Mountaintop; Elena Bruning-Martin, Wilkes-Barre; Gaetano Buonsante, Exeter; Erin Byorick, Nanticoke; Nicole Calomino, Kingston; Jamie Carty, Harveys Lake; Michael Conlon, Inkerman; Ann Cosgrove, White Haven; Caitlin Croke, Mountaintop; Ryan Crossin, Plains; Matthew Dacey, Mountaintop.

Second row: Arielle Djokoto, Wilkes-Barre; Robert Dougherty, Shavertown; Greta Ell, Plains; Cameron Ford, Wilkes-Barre; Victoria Fulton, Dallas; Michael Gatusky, Dallas; Katarina Gereda, Kingston; Cameron Gill, Wyoming; Michael Gorski, Wilkes-Barre; Olivia Gregorio, Kingston; Hannah Griffiths, Mountaintop; Kaitlyn Gushka, Swoyersville; Vanessa Hannagan, Wilkes-Barre; Justin Higgs, Mountaintop; Maria Khourdary, Dallas.

Third row: Alex Kotch, Plymouth; Joanna Kultys, Ashley; Alexis Lewis, Pittston; Mark Liskowicz, Laflin; Matthew Lyons, Forty Fort; Lauren Manganello, Exeter; Danielle Marchese, Kingston; Conlan McAndrew, Mountaintop; Marlee Mierzwa, Kingston; Arvind Murali, Kingston; Lindsay Musial, Wilkes-Barre; Benjamin Nause, Swoyersville; Kenneth Rexer, Mountaintop; John Michael Rey, Wilkes-Barre.

Fourth row: Jennifer Ringsdorf, Mountaintop; Phoebe Ritsick, Wilkes-Barre; Emily Schramm, Mountaintop; Brian Scorey, Wilkes-Barre; Tyler Scott, Ashley; James Slavinski, Larksville; Gabriella Soroka, Wilkes-Barre; Kelsey Stasko, Warrior Run; Abigail Truschel, Mountaintop; Matthew Wert, Wilkes-Barre; Timothy White, Forty Fort; Krista Williams, Pringle; Alana Wilson, Drums; Abigail Wolfgang, Mountaintop; Alexis Wylam, Hanover Twp.; Adam Zipko, Mountaintop.

Also inducted were Jillian Hayden, Mountaintop; Gabrielle Mohutsky, Mountaintop; Connor Murray, Mountaintop.

Holy Redeemer High School, the largest Catholic high school sponsored by the Diocese of Scranton, is located in Wilkes-Barre on South Pennsylvania Blvd. Mrs. Anita Sirak is principal.