Science Honor Society 2021
At the first in-person honor society induction in over a year, an unprecedented 17 students were inducted into Westlake's Science Honor Society. It is no small feat to qualify. Students must maintain at least a 90% average in all science courses; and an 85% overall. They also must have taken at least one AP Science course or be part of the Science Research program. Additionally, they are required to dedicate up to 30 hours of community service, half of which must be science related, such as tutoring younger students.
Westlake Chemistry teacher Gabrielle Castillo, who serves as the Science Honor Society Advisor, welcomed the students and their parents to the socially distanced ceremony which took place in the auditorium on Wednesday, April 28. After welcoming speeches from senior members Olivia Cartano and Alessandra Blasone, keynote speaker Dr. Lauren Pincus, Hess Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University, spoke to the new inductees via Google Meet. She encouraged students to find what they are passionate about and to not be afraid to work hard to find success.
This year's inductees are:
|Eleanor Dempsey||Jessica Motta|
|Krista Dronzek||Elizabeth Pagan|
|Siena Edwards||Matthew Pena|
|Samantha Ferrari||Alessia Pellegrini|
|Manpreet Kaur||Kalyna Raguso|
|Marina Kidangen||Valentina Rubio|
|Elisabeth Lilly||Michael Straface|
|Vito Malaj||Anastasia Tchernikov|