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May 14, 2001 – All Saints Cathedral School inducted 30 high school students into the National Honor Society on Friday in a ceremony at All Saints Episcopal Cathedral on Garden Street.
The school is one of several in the territory with chapters in the society, founded in 1921 upon four principles: "to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary school."
The All Saints inductees, selected by a committee for their scholarship, service, leadership and character, proceeded into the cathedral wearing the traditional blue gowns of the society, each carrying a lighted candle.
Those inducted were: Brandon Aird, Zahur Anthony, Puneet Bhatia, Thomas Brunet, Michael Bryan, Payal Chandiramani, Valerie Comissiong, Jarryd Cook-Tyler, Krish Dadlani, Christopher Daniels, Danton Durand, Gala Garcia, Crystal George, Alina Harris, Chandini Hemrajani, James Hodge, Blair Jeppesen, Nishant Khiani, Scott Ledee, Crystal Lezama, Corinne Mills, Christopher Moody, Rajiv Motwani, Ralph Plaskett, Deepti Sukhani, Bryan Trotman, David Venzen, Patrice Webster and Michelle Wilshire.
All Saints Cathedral Canon Ashton H. Brooks told the students and their families and friends that induction into NHS is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a secondary school student — but that it also carries responsibilities of leadership.
Society officers lighted four candles symbolizing the four NHS principles. Navin Alwani, president, said scholarship entails learning all that one can. Vishal Hemrajani, vice president, cited the need for service as embodied in willingness to work for the betterment of others without public recognition or reward. Shantel Dobbins, secretary, said leadership means unselfishly focusing on the greater good for all over the individual need. Jamal Asfour, treasurer, stressed that character is achieved, not received, as one daily resolves to excel.
For the solemn "pinning" part of the ceremony, All Saints Principal Louise S. Brady and Dr. Patricia L. O’Friel repeatedly asked the taller students bend down so that they could reach the spot for attaching the NHS pins as parents took pictures for their memory books.

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