On Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Cranston High School East celebrated students from the class of 2023 and 2024 who were inducted into the National Honor Society, the National Art Honor Society, and …
On Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Cranston High School East celebrated students from the class of 2023 and 2024 who were inducted into the National Honor Society, the National Art Honor Society, and students from the class of 2024 who have received academic awards this year.Additionally, new officers were inducted into both honor societies as well.
The JROTC students presented the colors while Alexia Josephson and Aubere Josephson sang the National Anthem. Isabella Ba introduced the platform guests, which included Mayor Kenneth Hopkins, from the Cranston Public Schools Administrative offices, Norma Cole, Assistant Superintendent of Cranston Public Schools, Zachary Farrell, Executive Director of Secondary Programs, and Jen Cowart, Communications Specialist; from the Cranston School Committee, Michael Traficante, Chairman of the Cranston School Committee, Kristen Haroian, Anthony Melillo, and Domenic Fusco, School Committee members.
Principal Thomas Barbieri introduced the honored guests and praised his faculty, staff and administrative team for their support and dedication to the students and their education. He reminded the students that the honors being celebrated that evening were a result of their dedication and were life moments to be remembered.
Mayor Ken Hopkins delivered greetings from the City and explained to the students that moments of failure that the students may encounter during their lifetimes were not a destination, but rather part of the course of their lives. He emphasized that they should remember moments such as that evening when faced with challenging moments.
Zachary Farrell congratulated the students on their achievements and accomplishments, and expressed his honor in being part of the ceremonies that evening.
School Committee Chairperson Michael Traficante reminded the students that although they could not control the length of their lives, they could control the height, depth, and breadth of their lives. He encouraged them to make their success a habit in their lives, calling them the finest students, dreamers, and doers for their achievements of excellence and character.
Cranston East administrators, along with Cranston East faculty, including Principal Barbieri, Assistant Principals Christopher Coleman, Paul DePalma, Kaitlin Hitchings, Jodi Kopecky, Isa Tejada, Kristin Ward, Ian Smith, Scott Maynard, Krent Esposito, Nina Di Lorio, and Sophia DeLuca presented the students with their honor society certificates and helped to facilitate the induction ceremony.
Isabella Ba inducted the National Honor Society students and Eileen Phan inducted the National Art Honor Society students.
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