McNicholas High School inducted 18 new members into its chapter of the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) on Thurs., Sept. 22. This induction marks the thirteenth class to be inducted into the chapter and featured remarks from McNicholas alumnus Dr. Greg Wilson ’01, head surgical resident at University Hospital.
After individual introductions of the science scholars, Dr. Wilson spoke to the seniors and their families about the importance of hard work, mentors, and staying connected.
“You will have hurdles, things will not always go as you have planned,” he said. “You must concentrate on working harder and harder and keep the doors open. Make the best of any situation and work to the highest standards possible.” Dr. Wilson, who went to the University of Dayton for his undergraduate degree and the University of Louisville for medical school, will go to Pittsburgh for a surgical oncology fellowship upon completion of his residency here in Cincinnati.
The new SNHS members have an overall grade point average of at least 87% and a non-weighted average of 92% in science classes. They have taken or are taking four years of science including biology, chemistry, physics and at least one AP science course and have pursued science outside the classroom in some way. With their induction, the members will be assisting McNicholas students in preparing for science fairs at the local, regional, and state levels and will judge the McNicholas science fair as well as some grade school science fairs.
This year’s SNHS class includes Lauren Alvey, Gracie Blades, Zac Chen, Carly Cullion, Jacob Fries, Meghan Hagenbarth, Sam Havlis, Sean Kapp, Alyssa Leaton, Katie McHugh, Noah Pasco, Evan Pour, Lauren Riede, Tobin Shumrick, Jared Taylor, Benjamin Wainscott, Zachary Woodke, and Ken Zhao.