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Thursday, 07 May 2015 21:00

Three new members of National Honor Society, from left, Miranda Behrends, Melany Morales, and Brody Nordhausen were inducted Thursday, April 30. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)


By Dharma Blake-Cole

The Wauneta Breeze


Three new members were inducted into the Frenchman Valley Chapter of National Honor Society on Thursday, April 30.

The ceremony was held in the Wauneta-Palisade gym with students, faculty and family members present to watch the ceremony.

Nicole Strand, Frenchman Valley Chapter National Honor Society President, started off the induction ceremony by saying, “The members of the National Honor Society appreciate the effort you have made to attend this formal induction of new members into the Frenchman Valley Chapter.”

Strand then explained the National Honor Society was founded in 1912 by Edward Rynearson. Rynearson wanted the National Honor Society to recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy.

Strand, Lesley Towery, vice president, Sydnee Harchelroad, secretary, and Leiauna Alberts, treasurer, were recognized for their held positions and all the other members names were read to the audience recognizing them for being a part of the National Honor Society. Additional  members of the National Honor Society include Hannah Nordhausen, Gage Crowell, Christi Christner, Brianna Einspahr, Paul Behrends, Ellie Lee, and Cameo Rector.

The four cardinal principles of the organization: character, scholarship, leadership, and service, were explained and their appropriate tapers were lit from the knowledge candle.

The new inductees, Miranda Behrends, Melany Morales, and Brody Nordhausen, along with the current members recited the membership pledge and the new members received their membership certificated and pins from Cindy Monnahan, their chapter advisor.

The new members were properly congratulated with a round of applause from students, faculty, friends, and family.

At the end of the ceremony all National Honor Society members and their parents, administration, and board members were invited to the business room for a reception and the remaining students were released back to their classes.