The induction ceremony took place after the high school lunch period. Students ranging from freshmen to seniors filed into the gymnasium, few of them actually knowing the reason for the unexpected assembly. During the assembly, the existing members of the National Honor Society read the responsibilities of a National Honor Society member, emphasizing each of the four pillars. Afterward, the existing members read a short biography of each new member before welcoming them into the National Honor Society. The new members were greeted by their families and given a certificate to officially state that they are a member of the Grand Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society. After the induction ceremony, all of the National Honor Society members and their families celebrated with a party. The students accepted were extremely happy after the involved application process.
“It was well worth all the time and effort I put into applying,” said junior Jacob Vormelker. “It is a great privilege to be inducted into the National Honor Society.”
Out of the numerous applicants, only 12 students were selected to become the newest members of the Grand Valley Chapter of National Honor Society. These students include senior Abbey Beesler and juniors Samantha White, Samantha Huffman, Holly Nye, Jacob Vormelker, Austin Overberger, Callie Forrest, Mikayla Carlson, Brittany Cole, Katie Paskey, Kelsey Merritt and LeeAnn Maruna. The new members were thrilled to be selected.
“I plan to expand my service, character and scholarship as well as be a good leader and role model to those around me,” Nye said. The newly inducted members will join the existing members in organizing many exciting service and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.