CHS hosts 53rd annual NHS induction
The Cassville High School National Honor Society (NHS) Clara Astra Chapter recognized 28 students during its 53rd annual induction ceremony on April 13.
Kaylin Dilbeck, current CHS NHS president, presided over the ceremony, which was held in the high school gymnasium last Wednesday. After each new inductee was escorted into the gym, Tyler Skinner, vice president, presented a brief history of the organization, which was founded in 1921.
Blake Baugher, secretary, shared the importance of NHS, which is designed to promote enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate service and promote character and leadership.
CHS Principal Chris Redmon administered the NHS oath to inductees Amber Balch, Allison Bradford, Katelyn Brisco, Macayla Coleman, Mitchell Cooper, Austin Deffenbaugh, Rebecca Haney, Kory Hayward, Makenzie Hickman, Jessica Holenda, Gage Holloway, Kennadi Howard, Breanna Miller, Lorena Ortega, Danielle Pianalto, Cheyenne Pollreisz, Ashley Reid, Laura Riehn, Claudia Rivera, Rachel Sanders, Trevor Shumaker, Ashley Speer, Janessa Sullivan, Cailey Trotter, Marissa Tucker, Cari Vollenweider, Kelsey Vollenweider and Jasmine Wolf.
Jordan Bailey passed the candle of scholarship to Sanders, and Abby Carr presented the candle of service to Cooper. Jessica Lueckenhoff invited Haney to light the candle of leadership, and Shaun McCaulla passes the candle of character to Tucker.
Current CHS NHS officers also recognized their successors. Officers for 2011-12 will include: Coleman, secretary; Holloway, vice president; and Bradford, president.
"This is a proud day," said Redmon. "It is wonderful to be able to see these young men and women take this recognition."
Current CHS NHS members include: Dilbeck; Skinner; Baugher; Bailey; McCaulla; Lueckenhoff; Carr; Sarah Allen; Amanda Allison; Korey Banks; Leah Denton; Tara Drosset; Brooke Elliott; Kayle Hammond; Abby Hanson; Jackson Hoover; Brock Jacobs; Amber Johnson; Victoria LeCompte; Joshua Lewright; Paige Lynxwiler; Adam Prier; Emily Pry; Katherine Roberts; Sagrario Urbina; Jessica Valenzuela; Laurel Walker; and Rylie Wilks.