Sixteen Somerset students inducted into National Honor SocietySixteen new members were inducted into the Somerset chapter of the National Honor Society during the chapter’s annual induction ceremony, held on March 26.
Sixteen new members were inducted into the Somerset chapter of the National Honor Society during the chapter’s annual induction ceremony, held on March 26.
Those students join the 21 members who have been chapter members this year.
Retired Somerset High School teacher Kathy Murphy, the chapter’s former advisor, was the guest speaker for the induction ceremony. Murphy spoke to the chapter members about the attitude that is expected from NHS members and how people will remember attitudes long after they remember actions.
She used one of the new chapter members as an example.
Justice Rondeau accompanied Murphy on her yearly trip to Latvia, where a handful of Americans serve as counselors at an English speaking camp. Rondeau hurt her leg and had to spend part of her time in Latvia in a cast, but Murphy said Rondeau made the best of the situation, never losing her positive attitude.
At the end of the ceremony, parents were called up to pin the 16 new members.
NHS advisor Jenna Evenson said the chapter has been busy with projects throughout the school year. NHS hosts three blood drives at the high school, which serve as a fundraiser for the chapter. Because of those blood drives, NHS will be able to supply three $500 scholarships for graduating seniors. The final blood drive of the school year will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 25 at the high school gym and it is open to the public.
The chapter also raised $400 for a family in need at Christmas, buying gifts and a holiday meal for the family.
The officers in the NHS chapter this year are Eleanor Vanasse, Stephanie Berg, Elizabeth Vanasse and Laura Wells.