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Alum shares inspiring advice with Science National Honor Society inductees

Alum shares inspiring advice with Science National Honor Society inductees

Congratulations to the 12 seniors who were inducted into the Science National Honor Society. These students have exceeded expectations in their classes and shown a passion for science related fields outside the classroom: Charlotte Ackerman, Ellie Bowman, Lily Crooker, Madelyn Gundrum, Nate Kouche, Noah Novotny, Matthew Robey, Shawn Roesel, Becca Rose, Landen Rupp, Alex Russo, and Autumn Strebel.

McNicholas alum Tony Ranieri ’05, guest speaker during the induction, shared how science and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand through his personal journey with both. Tony graduated from The Ohio State University and is now the founder and president of Solar Is Freedom, Cincinnati’s only locally owned and operated green energy company.  

Tony recognized many ways that McNicholas helped him build a solid foundation and encouraged students to take advantage of their time as Rockets. “McNick taught me to think outside the box and instilled values of hard work and perseverance in me. My first job out of college was as a dishwasher but now I have started a company that will make $100 million dollars in revenue next year,” Tony said.  

Tony gave this advice to the inductees: “Do not wait to start preparing for your future, you can do it now, right here at McNick…Be attentive and stay hungry to learn. Find things that interest you and be inspired to do great things with them!”  

McNicholas Science National Honor Society inductees and speaker

The purpose of the Science National Honor Society is to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought, to advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science, to communicate with the scientific community, to aid the civic community with its comprehension of science, and to encourage students to participate in community service and, in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits mankind.

Inductees must have a non-weighted GPA of 87% and a non-weighted average in science courses of 92%; have taken or are taking four years of science including biology, chemistry, physics, and at least one AP science course; have pursued science outside the classroom; and maintain academic integrity in all subject areas.

McNicholas Science National Honor Society guest speaker