McNicholas High School celebrated students achieving their academic best by inducting 31 new members into the Altiora Chapter of National Honor Society on Thursday, Dec. 1.
The National Honor Society recognizes the achievements of junior and senior students who excel academically and fill leadership roles in the school and community. Students must maintain a 90 average and must submit to an application process that assesses a student’s scholarship, leadership, character, and commitment to service.
NHS members tutor students in the McNicholas community and complete service projects that benefit the community beyond McNicholas. Recently, NHS students supported the Warrior Run and made superhero capes for children who are battling serious illness.
Mr. John Norman, retired McNicholas theology teacher, was invited to share some wisdom and encouragement with the new inductees. Mr. Norman said, “This achievement, in which you are developing your talents, your gifts, your character...gives glory to our Creator. Truthfully, this can be a prayer, an offering to the Lord, saying, ‘I am grateful for my gifts and talents. I return them to you, not squandered, but developed.’”
He also reminded students that, even though they have reached a goal, they are not finished: “Character, Scholarship, Service and Leadership are never exhausted as there lies within you the capacity for more…There is more to learn, more beauty to experience, more people to love and serve and always more growth in Christ. The sacred journey continues.”
Senior Officers Nate Kouche, Noah Novotny, Rebecca Rose and Autumn Strebel, along with co-advisors Mrs. Chelsea Almer and Mrs. Renee Herndon, proudly welcome these 31 new members:
Amanda Braig, Christian Burt, Annmarie Duffy, Annabelle Dugle, Estella Elpers, Marina Favro, Grace Fechtel, Taylor Ference, Hannah Frede, Calla Garretson, Gia Guessford, Kelsea Haas, Lucas Hannah, Joseph Hilbert, Remington Holder, Audrey Hurlburt, Zachary Kaser, Aiden Kelly, Carly Kent, Megan Mencsik, Maria Ramundo, Gemma Roetenberger, Connor Svarda, Joseph Thomas, Lucy Timko, Cannon Wells, Andrew Wesselkamper, Isaac White, Madeline Wilson, Amanda Zerhusen
“It is our pleasure to be associated with and guide this impressive group of students! We are very proud of you and know that your community will be blessed as your serve as lights for the world,” Mrs. Herndon said.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to you Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16