Immaculate High School announced that 54 students have been inducted into the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapter of the National Honor Society, an affiliated chartered chapter of the National Honor Society.

Among those 54 students are six Ridgefield residents: Brian Douglas, Qianer "Kris" Lu, Lauren Oskam, Brendan Taylor, Zhiwei "Catherine" Wang, Dan Wroblewski.

"These students have demonstrated their ability to meet the National Honor Society's academic and ethical standards and emulate our school charism which includes being moral, respectful and responsible leaders," said Mary Maloney, president of Immaculate High School.

Students who are inducted into the National Society are required to have a minimum 3.5 GPA. They must also have leadership roles in both school and community, inspire positive behavior in others, serve at least 75 hours (juniors) or 100 hours (seniors) of community service and consistently demonstrate respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and good citizenship. Membership is offered to juniors and seniors who meet the criteria established by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Candidate members are selected through a comprehensive application for admission and once accepted, are expected to uphold the criteria of excellence in all four areas.