Seventy-two students at New Milford High School took their place recently among the very best at New Milford High School.
Those teens joined 46 seniors as members of the NMHS chapter of the National Honor Society.
In order to qualify, students must maintain grade point averages of 3.83 and meets standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character.
The Oct. 22 induction ceremony was hosted by NHS member Lindsey Partelow.
On the student dais were chapter president Quentin Leitz, vice president Kristina Chamberlin, secretary James Curley and treasurer Mia Carlone, who conducted the tradional lighting of the candles.
Longtime NMHS French teacher Barbara Polley was the guest speaker.
Among those on hand to congratulate the new inductees were Assistant Superintendent of Schools Joshua Smith and NMHS Principal Greg Shugrue.
The chapter's advisors are Kristeen Kaczka and Cathy Neill.
The 2012 inductees are:
Rebecca Andrade, Sara Artese, Nina Barrett, Sabrina Baxter, Claire Brofford, Nicole Callisen, Krystyne Calubaquib, Harley Coutts, Nicole D'Amora, Diana Daniel, Lawrence Davis and Emily Day.
Adam Dengler, Meghan Dietter, Jacub Drazkowski, Scott Eherts, Daniel Fay, Sierra Grazia, Diana Habjan, Gabriel Hack, Maren Harcken, Jay Humphreys, Joy Hutson and Jenna Jonke.
Rachel Kerster, Mark Kugler, John Laucius, Aileen Lian, Megan Lisee, Emily Llerena, Jennifer Lowell, Alyssa Luis, Tiana Lungo, Parker Martin, Deirdre McLean, , Jaclyn Mercer and Rebecca Myhill.
Kayla Nelson, Emma Nissenbaum, Diana Orozco-Morato, Carolynn Pahner, Jared Parker, Nicolas Peralta, Rebecca Peralta, Emily Petrie, Nicholas Pitcher, Alison Profeta and Troy Qian.
Samantha Quinn, Klairynne Raymond, Claudia Regensburger, Emma Riggs, Cormac Roberts, Meghan Roche, Bryan Ross, Megan Scorza, Ted Sheehy, Hugh Sichel and Emily Sterk.
Nevan Swanson, Tyler Swanson, Christopher Sweet, Melanie Talmadge, Meghan Timan, Samuel Trott, John Vazquez, Kyle Venditti, Zachary Vill, Brianna Walker, Joseph Ward, Austin Willoughby and Eric Winklestern.