By Kayla Suber and Domi Devivo
Work ethic and leadership are two core values that define the newest members of National Honor Society this year. These 23 prestigious students were chosen to be inducted into NHS on Wednesday, November 7th. The induction took place in the high school auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
“They first must meet an academic standard of 3.75 GPA,” noted NHS co-advisor Dr. Karen Matis. “They must also have evidence of service, leadership, and character.”
Many students work hard to maintain good grades, but not all portray the four character traits necessary for induction. These include strong moral character, leadership skills, service to the community, and academic scholarship.
This year’s induction theme was “Make It Happen.” President Paige Seitam began the ceremony with a synopsis of what NHS is all about. Seniors Hailee Sipe and Anna Bupp followed her comments with remarks that emphasized the theme. A musical piece, “River Flows in You,” was performed by Paige, and officers Addison George, Carlie Cardella, and Zoey Angelucci spoke about the four pillars of National Honor Society.
“Speaking about character and introducing the new inductees is a great experience, especially because National Honor Society is such a prestigious honor,” Zoey shared. The new inductees then rose while each individual name was called to receive their candle by three of the officers.
“It’s an honor to be inducted into NHS,” noted inductree Chaslin Hoover. “It’s a great way to end my time as a student at Shenango.”
Once a member of NHS, students must attend two mandatory meetings each year and provide evidence of community service. NHS has already been actively engaged in serving at Glory Grille at First Presbyterian Church this past weekend.
“It was enlightening to be able to take part in an activity that impacts my own hometown,” stressed Paige. “I look forward to future opportunities to serve.”