On Wednesday, March 14th, at 9 A.M., 10 students were inducted into New Haven’s National Honor Society. The inductees were sophomores Jay Eichelberger, Luke Gerlemann, Meagan Holtmeyer, McKenzie Overschmidt, Lydia Otten, and Alexis Sidwell; juniors Miranda Durbin, Russell Pinnell, and Julia Unnerstall; and senior Britany Willimann. These students were chosen out of a number of applicants to uphold the pillars of National Honor Society: leadership, service, scholarship, and character.
Students are selected through an application process. A number of students are nominated from each class to apply, and the nominees take the responsibility of picking up an application, filling it out, and returning it by the deadline. Applications are then reviewed by a select panel of judges, and inductees are chosen. These are the students that are inducted into National Honor Society.
Current members and inductees were asked how they felt about the ceremony on Wednesday and what advice they would give to students that are aspiring to become a member. Many members said that students should apply as soon as they are able to and to get involved in more school activities.
Inductee Lydia Otten commented, “The ceremony was something that is really important to me and other people, and I was very excited and honored to get the opportunity to be a part of it.”
Inductee Julia Unnerstall mentioned, “I felt so proud of myself because I’ve been working [extremely hard] to get into NHS.”
Inductee McKenzie Overschmidt advised, “Do everything right, even when nobody's looking. Be a great leader and respect others.”