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Alum welcomes new inductees to Science National Honor Society

Alum welcomes new inductees to Science National Honor Society

Congratulations to the 11 seniors who were inducted into the McNicholas High School Chapter of the Science National Honor Society. These students have exceled in their classes and shown a passion for science related fields: Ian Wolfram, Audrey Hurlburt, Amanda Braig, Gemma Roetenberger, Carly Kent, Remington Holder, Kelsey Haas, Joey Thomas, Owen Lawler, Gracie Fechtel, and Connor Svarda.  

Guest speaker Anna Crooker, McNicholas Class of 2013, shared advice on being open to a range of possibilities and the importance of following your passions on your journey to finding your career. Anna graduated from Ohio Northern University and is currently pursuing her career in the science field as a liver and small bowel clinical pharmacist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. 

Anna recognized the ways that McNicholas helped to prepare her for college and beyond and encouraged students to take advantage of those opportunities now. “My combined love for math and science that has manifested itself into my career began during my time at McNicholas in classes such as AP Biology and AP Calculus, as well as in time spent in Ecology Club and Service Club,” Anna said.  

Anna gave this advice to our inductees: “Follow your passions. It is much easier to go to work every day when you enjoy what you do. If you don’t have your passions figured out yet, don’t stress. Shadow, reflect on classes and activities you enjoy now, and take every opportunity to learn about careers in STEM majors.”  

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 outside the classroom; and maintain academic integrity in all subject areas.