DANVERS – The Brother Benjamin Chapter of the National Honor Society at St. John’s Prep welcomed 140 new members, including several from Greater Newburyport, on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in a ceremony held on the school campus.

Math teacher and keynote speaker Liz Dobrowolski spoke to the inductees about the society’s main tenets of scholarship, leadership, and character. She placed a special focus on service in her remarks, sharing with the audience her own experience of service hours in high school, which often felt forced.

To qualify for the National Honor Society, students must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, character and a commitment to community service. Specifically, students must earn a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average, contribute at least 30 hours of community service in the prior year and demonstrate leadership and involvement in the life of the school.

The following students were inducted into the society:

Byfield: Griffin Fogarty, William Poulin and Samuel Poulin

Newbury: Austin Vogt

Newburyport: Timothy Grant, Jeremy Laliberty and Corey Logan

West Newbury: Michael Ott and George Sakorafos