GRAFTON—On Monday, several students who have excelled in leadership, service and character were inducted into a prestige society that recognizes and encourages outstanding high school students
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools.
Grafton High School’s Annual Induction Ceremony for the National Honor Society was held in the auditorium.
During the ceremony, a total of 24 students were inducted into the school’s chapter.
To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5. Additionally, candidates must meet high standards of service, leadership, and character.
Leadership is based on the student’s participation in two or more community or school activities, or election to an office.
To meet the service requirement, the student must have been active in three or more service projects in the school and community.
A student’s character is measured in terms of integrity, behavior, ethics and cooperation with both students and faculty.
Students are reviewed by a faculty council consisting of five members of the faculty appointed by the principal.
As members of NHS, the students will now engage in a number of individual and chapter service projects.
NHS is the nation’s oldest and best-known student recognition program and was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
According to www.nhs.us/, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities.
The chapters are found in all 50 states, US Territories, Canada and around the world.
Not only does chapter membership recognize students for their accomplishments, but it also challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Throughout the year, the members are active in community such as volunteering and various community service projects.
The current members of the GHS Chapter include Hannah-Grace Birmingham, Jacinda Devart, Joseph Dingeldein, Jacob Freeze, Josie Grass, Megan Kisner, Emily Knotts, Christopher Loomis, Chloe McKinney, Fletcher Newell, Aaron Pander, Emily Rock, Rachel Rock, Morgan Sandy, Isaiah Stottlemyer, Hattie Tucker and Miranda Waide.
On Monday, the 24 new members inducted into the prestige society included Mia Chambers, Chloe Collins, Madelyn Countryman, Kadie Dunham, Tyler Fetty, Payton Forte, Jason Gainer, Conor Goldizen, Reagan Hulley, Aiden Kittle, Mckenzie Mayle, Hannah Moats, Braeden Nose, Brooklyn Palmer, Jayleigh Payne, Abigail Rucker, Kasey Rush, Rylea Setler, Olivia Shaver ,Kassidy Simmons, Tatelyn Trader, Landon Tucker, Skylar Wooddell and Jenna Wright.
Principal Lori Shumaker voiced that students in NHS represent strong leadership, character and service in addition to academic excellence.
“Along with many other excellent young people in our schools and communities, they are our hope for tomorrow,” she expressed. “I am proud of their efforts to be well rounded young adults.”
Shumaker imparted that she would like to thank the parents, families, teachers, coaches and every other adult who has helped them to become the student they are.
Congratulations to the students and best of luck on your future endeavors!