October 29, 2015 was an auspicious occasion in the history of our National Honor Society chapter for two reasons. After many years, we have returned our National Honor Society Induction to after school hours, and our chapter was christened with its official name.
In choosing a chapter name, the students were assigned the task of selecting one that would distinguish it from any other chapter, as it would stand as a symbol of identity and the legacy that comes with being a Robinson School student. The choice was evident to our members, and by majority vote – ratified by the administration – our chapter will henceforth be named: The Carmen Antonia Morales NHS Chapter of the George O’ Robinson School. Throughout her 32-year career in Robinson School as a teacher, administrator, coordinator, division head and sponsor of many a student organization – including our NHS chapter- the students, faculty and community that form the family of Robinson School owe Mrs. Morales a debt of gratitude which is more than words can express or thank. As a mentor she led by example, embodying the four pillars of an NHS member: Leadership, Service, Character and Scholarship.
The ceremony was heartfelt, intimate and full of emotions. Taking place after school allowed our parents, family members and members more flexibility with their attendance. The proceedings were coordinated and run completely by our NHS members, and it also involved students who are members of our community. Senior Gabriela Anglada performed duties as musical direction of the activity, while the national anthems were performed a capella by Senior student Valeria Soto.
Our current inductees and members are: Emily Abrehart, Anna Sophia Colón, Rosa Emilia Cordero Cruz, Christina Michelle De La Cruz, Antonio Gil de Rubio Cruz, Adriana Marie Lopez Torres, Daniela López Chanique, Adrián Machado Fournier, Adriana Marie Negrón Cruz, Gabriela Perdomo Oliveira, Ryoko A. S. Skelton and Yuecen Wang.
Congratulations, NHS members! You continue to make us proud.
-JJ Ortiz Carlo
Carmen A. Morales Chapter
Robinson School NHS Adviser
November 2, 2015