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EAHS students inducted into National Honor Society

Mar 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

March 26, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School recently inducted 47 students into its T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. It recognizes the outstanding students of Elizabethtown Area High School who have exhibited the four pillars of scholarship, character, leadership and service.

A student-lead ceremony was held on Mar. 11 to recognize the students’ selection into the prestigious organization in front of family and friends. Dr. Michele Balliet, superintendent of schools, and Mr. Dan Serfass, high school principal, offered congratulatory remarks.

“There is a common misconception that induction into the National Honor Society is based solely on academic achievement,” said Balliet. “These amazing students not only have earned high marks in the classroom, but also have overwhelmingly demonstrated outstanding performance in the areas of service, leadership and character. That is what makes tonight so special.”

This year’s inductees were Lauren Allison, Thomas Anderton, Alanna Bachman, Nathan Barnes, Connor Billings, Araella Bornmann, Nathan Bucher, Madeline Conley, Nathaniel Cox, Julia Demeester, Karyn De Poto, Erica Dinse, Sarah Duncan, Nicole Faiola, Katherine Gizzi, Hannah Good, Levi Greenly, Sarah Hayes, Alexa Hellein, Kaylee Herndon, Janae Hoffman, Jacob Hood, Noah Kready, Leticia Losey, Brian McMinn, Jack Nesbitt, Olivia Nolt, Matthew Overmoyer, Matthew Pelna, Joana Pinzon, Kalyssa Pottgeiser, Joanna Redcay, Stacie Savoca, Hannah Schlosser, Sarah Sellers, Colby Shearer, Austin Shirk, Jenna Snyder, Brian Soutner, Alexis Stoner, Kyra Strickler, Allyson Stump, Rachel Sweger, Katarina Tesmer, Autumn Warner, Kyra Yoder and Hannah Zeiset.

In addition to the induction ceremony, four NHS members were nominated to compete for NHS Scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to over 150 of the nation’s top high school seniors who are members of NHS. The general purpose of the NHS Scholarship program is to highlight the importance of a well-rounded education. Elizabethtown’s nominees are seniors Muzahidal Islam, Karlee Grudi, Emily Swope and Reuben Zeiset.

NHS inductees must have a weighted GPA of 96% or higher. They also exemplify the best attributes of character and leadership as well as volunteer in at least two activities as a junior and three as a senior. NHS is one of the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school level students. Now in its 93rd year, the National Association of Secondary School Principals established the program in 1921.

NHS officers at Elizabethtown Area High School are Muzahidal Islam, president; Kate Suchanec, vice president; Gregory Wilson, treasurer; and Amelia Griffith, secretary. Elizabethtown Area High School’s advisor to the NHS is Dr. Theresa Swenson, science teacher.

Photo caption: Pictured (L-R) First row: Jacob Hood, Brian Soutner, Jack Nesbitt, Thomas Anderton, Matthew Overmoyer, Austin Shirk, Brian McMinn, Nathan Barnes, Matthew Pelna. Second Row: Araella Bornmann, Sarah Hayes, Lauren Allison, Julia Demeester, Alexis Stoner, Kyra Strickler, Hannah Zeiset, Alexa Hellein, Sarah Duncan, Madeline Conley, Hannah Good, Joanna Redcay, Rachel Sweger, Joana Pinzon. Third Row: Leticia Losey, Erica Dinse, Katarina Tesmer, Karyn De Poto, Autumn Warner, Allyson Stump, Olivia Nolt, Alanna Bachman, Katherine Gizzi, Noah Kready, Levi Greenly, Janae Hoffman, Jenna Snyder, Hannah Schlosser. Fourth Row: Sarah Sellers, Kalyssa Pottgeiser, Kaylee Herndon, Nathan Bucher, Nathaniel Cox, Kyra Yoder, Nicole Faiola, Connor Billings, Colby Shearer, Stacie Savoca.

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