On March 15, 2017, at 9 A.M. in the New Haven High School Gymnasium, the NHHS chapter of National Honor Society held its 2017 induction.
To start the induction, the current members entered the gym with lighted candles. Then everyone rose, and NHS president Brooke Reed led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. After the pledge, Brooke welcomed everyone to the induction. Then, each officer described one of the principles that make up the four principles of National Honor Society: scholarship, character, leadership, and service.
The new members that were inducted this year included Nichole Zeitzmann, Hannah White, Ethan Groner, Martin Lewis, Timothy Madden, Cecelia Malone, Julia McIntrye, Claire Meyer, Lexi Oetterer, Kamryn Poe, Joseph Rethemeyer, Grace Soete, Vanessa Vallejo, Andi Wideman, and Olivia Williams.
After all the new members were inducted, they recited the National Honor Society pledge. The guest speaker for the induction was Sarah Bloch (neé Schowe). Mrs. Bloch graduated from NHHS in 2004 and is now a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner at Mercy Clinic- New Haven.
Lastly, Brooke Reed said the closing and dismissed the student body to their second hour class. The new inductees, their families, and the current members of NHS went to the cafeteria where they had a reception. Cake and drinks were provided.
Mrs. Wendy Oelrichs, NHS advisor, stated, “I was really happy with how the induction ceremony went! All the current and new members knew exactly what they were supposed to do, they were well prepared, and carried out their duties professionally. Our overall membership will be going down next year with a large number of seniors graduating, but I think we have a great group of new inductees who will bring lots of great ideas to National Honor Society. I am excited to hear what they want to do!”
When asked what she is looking forward to in NHS, Kamryn Poe pronounced, “I am looking forward to being part of another great club at school. I want to help our school become better as a whole and encourage others.”
Brooke Reed said, “The NHS induction was very smooth and everything went to plan. It was great to be there and induct the new class of inductees. I feel honored to be able to induct inductees with such great potential.”
Congratulations, new inductees, and welcome to National Honor Society!