Alliance High School recently inducted 38 students into the school's National Honor Society.
The ceremony on March 21 stressed NHS' four pillars – scholarship, leadership, character and service.
“We are gathered here to formally recognize those students who have been selected by the faculty of our school for successfully completing their candidacy and are being inducted as new members of our NHS chapter,” said Patrick Burse, a senior NHS member who opened the ceremony.
In order for students to be inducted into NHS, they must go through an application process. Faculty members provide feedback on the potential candidates and select those they believe to be hard workers who make a positive contribution to the school community.
“Students, what else can I say to you other than ‘great job,’” said Rob Gress, Alliance City Schools' superintendent. “Sometimes you all make it look very very easy – balancing your academic work, balancing all the service that you do, all the leadership activities. Balancing while also having good character. You make it look easy, but we know better. We appreciate your hard work and we’re very very proud of your hard work, but most of all we’re glad you’re at Alliance.”
During the ceremony, each inductee highlights the pillar they want to spotlight by lighting a candle from four ceremonial candles.
As each inductee is called to the stage and presented with a key from a senior member of NHS. This signifies their acceptance into NHS.
Students who were inducted into NHS for 2022 – Julia Aldea, Katrina Asano, Olivia Bertolini, Jailyn Billings, Kaitlyn Bondoni, Carter Bugara, Kiernan Canavan, Shyann Craig, CaliAnn England, Olivia George, Isabella Guappone, Mackenzie Heslop, Gabrielle Hill, Megan Hippely, Rylee Horning, Zachary Kinser, Austin Leech, Mavry Maistros, Samantha Martin, Cameryn Mulally, Camden Nicholson, Dymond Oesch, Tabitha Poindexter, Emma Reese, Ramsey Reith, Holden Robinson, Bridgette Runion, Jordan Schwartz, Ashton Stutler, Abiegail Thomas, Caprice Thomas, Cade Ulbricht, Kelly Wang, Gracie Weaver, Emylee Yeager, Brianna Yoder and Elizabeth Ziegler
“We have watched you compete in athletics, perform on stage, create outstanding works of art and excel in the classroom,” said Kristy Woodford, principal of AHS. “You do so much for our school and I want you to know that I appreciate it. You have made AHS a better place and you’re definitely reppin’ that A.”
This article originally appeared on The Alliance Review: Alliance High inducts 38 into school's NHS