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National Honor Society Induction Recap

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Left to Right, top to bottom: Jake Lynn, Braden McCanles, Joseph Hathaway, Tommy Davis, William Henry, Mitch Elbert, Drake Rebman, Ryan Schnitker.

On April 26, a record ninety-six Juniors were inducted into National Honor Society during the induction ceremony held in the Performance Gym.

Selection of students for membership begins with a qualifying cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5. Moreover, students must request two teacher recommendations that are independently reviewed by senior members of NHS. Once selected, members are required to participate in two service projects and lead one service project.

Members must demonstrate the four qualities of NHS: character, scholarship, service and leadership. Additionally, prospective members must demonstrate their commitment to service and scholarship through their leadership projects as well as their involvement in school activities.

Tommy Davis, NHS Treasurer, began the ceremony with an opening prayer. Following Davis, Jake Lynn, NHS President, welcomed Junior inductees and parents. The keynote guest speaker was Rev. Terrence A. Baum, SJ, current President of Rockhurst High School. He examined students’ use of technology and challenged them to be “actively present” around when relating with others.

After Rev. Baum, SJ, spoke, Mitch Elbert, NHS Vice-President, invited new members to the stage one-by-one to present the NHS certificates and pins. Mr. Jones, NHS Advisor, gave concluding remarks before the final event of the night, the introduction of New Officers.

For consideration for an officer position, a student must submit an essay, testifying to his leadership ability and service accolades.

New NHS officers of the 2017-2018 school year:

  • President: Drake Rebman
  • Vice President: William Henry
  • Secretary: Braden McCanles
  • Treasurer: Joseph Hathaway

“I decided to apply to be president because NHS provided me with great opportunities to become more involved in our school community.” Drake Rebman, newly elected NHS President, said. “Next year, we are hoping to offer more leadership opportunities to the current sophomores and help them transition to become active leaders in our school community.

“It recognizes the hard work people put in over their time at Rockhurst.” Matt Teahan, Junior, said, “It’s time for our class to leave its mark at Rockhurst.”

“To me, the National Honor Society means much more than just service and organizing school events. It’s accepting that you are going to be a leader at Rockhurst, and all of the underclassmen will look up to you.” Jack Spencer, Junior, said. “My mom live-streamed the ceremony to my extended family, so we could share the experience.”

“NHS has had a huge influence on my life. I feel like I am profound better person now that I am involved with this organization. Ben Coates, Junior, said. “I also thought Father Baum’s speech was enlightening. I’m also happy the ceremony was only an hour.”

“I decided to apply to be president because NHS provided me with great opportunities to become more involved in our school community.” Drake Rebman, newly elected NHS President, said. “Next year, we are hoping to offer more leadership opportunities to the current sophomores and help them transition to become active leaders in our school community.

“It recognizes the hard work people put in over their time at Rockhurst.” Matt Teahan, Junior, said, “It’s time for our class to leave its mark at Rockhurst.”

“To me, the National Honor Society means much more than just service and organizing school events. It’s accepting that you are going to be a leader at Rockhurst, and all of the underclassmen will look up to you.” Jack Spencer, Junior, said. “My mom live-streamed the ceremony to my extended family, so we could share the experience.”

“NHS has had a huge influence on my life. I feel like I am profound better person now that I am involved with this organization. Ben Coates, Junior, said. “I also thought Father Baum’s speech was enlightening. I’m also happy the ceremony was only an hour.”

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