ASPV’s seven candidates officially became members of the National Honor Society, at a beautiful and moving Induction Ceremony. Maya, Ashley, Arianne, Daniel, Sarah, Ángela and Jazmyn celebrated their new membership, while NHS President Pattryze led the traditional candle lighting ceremony and presented the year’s activities. Danny and Kevin, veteran members, talked about the 4 pillars of NHS, and Kevin, Daniel, and Lindsay delighted everyone with an incredible rendition of “Let it Be.” NHS is a highly prestigious society that was established in 1921 in the United States to recognize outstanding high school students. The society is based on four qualities: to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students. Since its inception, the criteria used for membership selection has been crucial. To be eligible, a student must have a cumulative grade of 9 or above and must already be involved in regular community service. Members are then chosen by a teacher committee. Since 2010, we have also accepted honorary members, who are students who have an outstanding record of community service. The American School of Puerto Vallarta is the only school in the region that has a National Honor Society chapter. NHS students are also the administrators of “Leer y Crecer,” a program that was started in 2005 with the support of the Rotary Club in Invermere, Canada and the Rotary Club of the Bahia de Banderas, and whose mission is to support recreational reading and libraries in public and rural schools in our areas. Our NHS students also lead and participate in their own service projects, as well as student extracurricular and leadership programs. Special thanks to O’Rourke & Asociados for allowing us to use their beautiful space, and to the Gárate family, who provided a delicious assortment of appetizers.