The National Honor Society at Da Vinci

The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921.

Our Induction Ceremony was held in December 19, 2019. In attendance were parents, family, and staff. Our school principal, Mr. Medina, gave special remarks to the NHS members. This formal candle-lighting ceremony marked the establishment of the Da Vinci School for Science and the Arts chapter of the National Honor Society. Inductees recited the NHS pledge and participated in the lighting of their individual candles to signify their entry into the NHS. This event was chaired by a committee of Da Vinci teachers and administration, who had the honor of welcoming new members into the NHS chapter.

The hard work and dedication of Ms. Cangas has led to the establishment of the Da Vinci School for Science and the Arts chapter of the National Honor Society. Ms. Cangas, a former student member of the National Honor Society herself, recognized the importance of providing the opportunity of NHS for Da Vinci students. Ms. Cangas worked alongside Mr. Colby to organize and establish the National Honor Society at Da Vinci, with the goal of elevating and highlighting some of the school’s brightest and most dedicated students.

The Four Pillars of the National Honor Society are Leadership, Service, Character, and Scholarship. Students selected for the inaugural members of Da Vinci’s National Honor Society embodied these qualities in exceptional ways. Leadership signifies the ability for our students to rise-up as leaders in their school and community, both in high school and in the future. Service represents the students’ dedication and commitment to charity and the well-being of others. Character denotes the qualities of honesty, dedication, work-ethic, and respect necessary for being shining members of our school and community. Finally, Scholarship speaks to the academic success and prowess of our remarkable young students.

Admission into the Da Vinci School for the Science and the Arts chapter of the National Honor Society was based on a combination of academic success and integrity, the ability to communicate effectively through writing, responsibility in accruing volunteer hours within the school and community, and a devotion to the scholarship and academics of our school. Each member’s admission packet was carefully pored by a selection committee of teachers at Da Vinci, with the best, brightest, and hardest-working students gaining entry into the National Honor Society.

Our members include:

  • Sebastian Banuelos
  • Emiliano Figueroa
  • Fatima Garcia
  • Daniela Gardea
  • Jonathan Herrera
  • Xavier Litman
  • Mia Maldonado
  • Nasya Moncada
  • Reagan Rubio
  • David Baca
  • Gavin Begin
  • Yesenia Contreras
  • Zachary Cross
  • Warren Goodell
  • Ruben Lopez
  • Francisco Molinar
  • Amelia Rubio
  • Jacob Sanchez
  • Luna Segura
  • Sebastian Velez
  • Maya Avila
  • Montserrat Cota
  • Jimena de la Torre
  • Victoria Garcia
  • Natalia Figueroa
  • Jocelynn Hernandez
  • Jesus Olivares
  • Isabella Perera
  • Atziri Reyes

Group picture of students in National Honor Society. Students in picture are listed above.