Bulldogs induct inaugural National Honor Society students

For the first time in Riverside history, students were inducted in to the National Honor Society on Feb. 15.

“It all began about a year ago, when Mr. Donald Coleman asked me if I would be interested in starting a National Honor Society at Riverside High School,” said Kelly Pieroni, advisor of NHS. “And of course, I delightfully agreed.”

Riverside applied for the charter in late spring of 2018.

A Faculty Advisory Council was formed to discuss terms of membership and guidelines for moving forward with one particular thought in mind: recognizing students for their efforts.

According to NHS guidelines, the student’s GPA should be a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and each school may determine to raise its guidelines; the council agreed he cumulative GPA should be a 3.25 out of a 4.0 scale.

“They really wanted this to be a society of scholars who strive to do their best and be the best they can,” said Pieroni.

The first group of candidates were determined by GPA during the fall semester along with the other three qualities used to determine NHS members: leadership, service and character. The second group of candidates were decided after the first semester grades were posted.

A list of inductees were chosen and invitations were sent to parents and guardians.

Riverside’s first NHS ceremony welcomed 37 inductees who recited the NHS pledge, received certificates and pins.