Lucas Santos of Everett, a junior at Boston College High School, was one of the 135 students inducted into the Robert J. Fulton, SJ chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) at the Hunter-Fahey Commons on November 15, 2018.
The Vice Principal for Ignatian Mission & Identity, Michael McGonagle (’70), gave the Invocation. The National Honor Society Officers, Paul Alexis of Dorchester, Giacomo Coraluppi of Newton, William Donoso of Weymouth, Marcus Lespasio of Norfolk, Maxwell Loeb of Hingham and Charles McMahon of Norwell welcomed the guests and spoke about the pillars of excellence that guide the work of the Society: scholarship, character, leadership and service.
The new members received congratulations and certificates from Associate Director of Admissions Jennifer Ehalt, Assistant Principal Dr. Charles Drane and Academic Dean Thomas Smith. Earlier, the inductees received gold NHS pins that were worn on their jacket lapels during the ceremony. NHS Moderator Ehalt welcomed the new members.
Matthew Joyce (’01), a member of the BC High Science department, was the Guest Speaker; his message was one of congratulations, and he recalled the most important lesson he learned in his time at BC High – “To give until it hurts” – a lesson that has been a guide throughout his life. “Giving in all things can really give our lives meaning.”
Maxwell Loeb (’19) read the NHS Pledge, and Giacomo Coraluppi gave the blessing. Dr. Matthew Finnegan and the BC High Concert Band provided the music for the ceremony.
BC High is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men in grades 7 to 12. Founded in 1863, the school enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 140 communities in eastern Massachusetts. For more info, access http://www.bchigh.edu.