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Students inducted into honor society

Dec 10, 2013
Courtesy of: LORI STEVER/Submitted photo New members inducted Dec. 3 into the Fairfield High School chapter of the National Honor Society were, from left, front row: Lalita Martin, Clara Kelley, Riley Hammel, Alexis Ring, Drew Grunwald, Emma Lemlin, Dakota Webber, Narendra Martin, Vincent Horras; back row: Jessie Warner, Ashley Nelson, Tanner Deao, Taalia Larson, Katie Box, Keri Schwarz, Tracy Andermann and Alex Shier.

The annual induction ceremony for the Fairfield High School chapter of the National Honor Society was held at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the FHS Auditorium.

Seventeen new members were inducted during the candlelight ceremony.

Newly inducted seniors are: Kathryn Box, Riley Hammel, Vincent Horras, Taalia Larson, Lalita Martin, Keri Schwarz, Alexander Shier and Jessie Warner. Newly inducted juniors are: Tracy Andermann, Tanner Deao, Drew Grunwald, Clara Kelley, Emma Lemlin, Narendra Martin, Ashley Nelson, Alexis Ring and Dakota Webber.

Current senior members are: Eden Bell, Matt Carr, Mason Ellis, Jaclyn Flinspach, Joanna Funkhouser, Hanna Greiner, Kara Greiner, Joseph Hietpas, Coren Hucke, Makayla Kessel, Cheyanne Laux, Huma Liptak, Marisa Repp, Claudia Sloat, Brooke Stever and Jordan Whitney.

Highlights of the ceremony included student-created videos and the poems written by member Makayla Kessel discussing the NHS qualifications of character, scholarship, leadership and service.

The leadership video, prepared by Huma Liptak, Jordan Whitney, Hanna Greiner and Marisa Repp, was a reminder that leaders often make sacrifices and blaze a trail for others to follow.

The character video, created by Coren Hucke, Eden Bell, Joanna Funkhouser and Jaclyn Flinspach, asserted that the qualities of respect, trustworthiness, caring, fairness, and responsibility are important. From the scholarship video, produced by Matt Carr, Mason Ellis, Makayla Kessel and Claudia Sloat, the audience was reminded scholars are passionate, curious and have a love of learning.

Brooke Stever, Cheyanne Laux, Kara Greiner and Joseph Hietpas created the service video stating acts of service may be large or small, but can be done by anyone.

The Vox choir, directed by Zach Reiter, performed “Sleep” by Eric Whitacre.

Seventeen FHS students were then inducted during the traditional candle-lighting ceremony shared by Makayla Kessel. Jordan Whitney, local NHS president, led the new and old members in the NHS pledge. After the ceremony, parents and friends greeted all members at a reception in the high school commons.

To become members of NHS, students must be juniors or seniors with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average. Students then complete a form listing their activities, leadership roles and service completed. All teachers are invited to nominate students for membership. Finally, a small committee of teachers chooses the members to be inducted, based on their nominations and completed forms.

The National Honor Society was established in 1921. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding high school students in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. It is sponsored and supervised by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Local co-sponsors are Jim Edgeton and Sharon Flinspach.

 

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