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HHS Dance Inducts Inaugural Class into Dance National Honor Society

Members of the inaugural Harrison High School National Honors Society for the Dance Arts.
Members of the inaugural Harrison High School National Honors Society for the Dance Arts. Photo Credit: Contributed

HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Harrison High School Dance program welcomed its inaugural class into the National Honor Society for the Dance Arts.

Student induction was awarded on the basis of points earned for participation in dance activities which meet the national society’s general guidelines. Additionally, grade point average in dance-centered classes was factored into eligibility. Students filling the above criteria, as well as demonstrated collaborative teamwork, motivation, participation in the many aspects of dance, and took part in community outreach were inducted into the prestigious society.

These are the class of 2015 Inductees:

  • Amanda Almeida
  • Bea Almeida
  • Elisa Arcara
  • Gabriella Barile
  • Rebecca Bell
  • Andrea Bolivar
  • Silvia Buonocore
  • Gabriela Casella
  • Julia Di Lorenzo
  • Taylor Graustein
  • Cassie Marriott
  • Andi Rella

According to dance teacher Deborah Toteda, “The mission of the NHSDA is to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in Dance for students in grades 9-12 and to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.”

HHS juniors received a certificate and pin, while seniors received certificates, pins, and cords indicating their induction to be worn during their June 26th graduation.

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