Five International Students in National Honor Society

December 1, 2016 3:39 PM

Mid-Pacific Institute was proud to have five international students among the 68 young men and women who were inducted into the National Honor Society at Mid-Pacific Institute this year. Only 8.8% of the high school student body belong to this very selective group of students nationwide who uphold the highest standards of excellence for themselves and for the community.

As Assistant Director of Admissions Hoku Chong explained in her opening speech, the selected students personify the four qualities that are the foundation of the National Honor Society: leadership, service, character, and scholarship. The students represent the culmination of hours, days, and years of hard work and dedication.

Mrs. Catherine Ball, the Middle School ELD (English Language Development) teacher expressed her pride in the international students' growth, "This is quite momentous considering some of these students came to Mid-Pacific as ELD students." All five students are now in mainstream classes, taking the same courses as their local peers.

From left to right: Ayaka Noguchi, Nanase Niikura, Mi Rae Kim, Chun To Pun, Zhangxuemei Gao