By Bradley Cusnier and Santiago Rodriguez
APR 28, 2017
On Monday, April 10, the International Quill and Scroll Honor Society inducted 17 St. Thomas Aquinas (STA) students at a ceremony that was held in the STAR Lab. Founded in 1929, this organization recognizes students for the diverse skills and talents that they require in order to work in the field of journalism. The 17 inductees are student journalists that work for STA’s newspaper, yearbook or cinematography programs. For a candidate to be eligible, he/she must be a sophomore, junior or senior who is maintaining an A in class and has an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
Mrs. Asquini, the society’s moderator for the past four years, said her favorite part of the ceremony was being able “… to chat with the proud parents and have the chance to recognize STA’s talented young journalists.” Raider Review’s Entertainment Editor, Brianna Naderpour, who was inducted at the ceremony said, “I have been looking forward to joining this honor society for a while, and it was really exciting to be able to be inducted with many of my peers.” Mr. Paul Frost, STA Cinematography Director, stated that his favorite part of the event was “… seeing [his] students taking part in this ceremony and being recognized for their achievements.”
The evening began with a candle lighting ceremony in which four candles were lit to represent the attributes of truth, integrity, service, and respect. At the conclusion of the Candle Lighting Ceremony, the inductees were awarded their certificates, congratulated for their achievements and welcomed into this prestigious society. Once the induction ceremony ended, the new members and their families were treated to a reception where they had the opportunity to socialize with their journalist peers.
The Raider community is proud of this year’s inductees and looks forward to seeing the new media features they produce in the future.