BOYCEVILLE – Having shown that they possess the four virtues that the National Honor Society holds dearest – Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service – Boyceville’s 2012 NHS inductees were officially welcomed into the local membership last week.
The Boyceville High School chapter celebrated its annual fall induction ceremony on Monday evening, November 5, 2012 as 17 new members were added to the ranks. This year’s ceremony, held in the high school commons, was well attended by parents, friends, and staff.
Members of Boyceville’s 2012 National Honor Society induction class included: Catelynn Clark, Peter Duerst, Bryor Hellmann, Kennedy Hellmann, Logan Horstman, Tanner Johnson-Hetchler, Michaella Kegen, Elizabeth Koehler, April Lake, Emma Lorenz, Danielle Nelson, Shayleigh Novotney, Nicholas Wathke, Clayton Windsor, Dylan Windsor, Tyler Wolfe, and Rebecka Yaeger.
Before being accepted into the local National Honor Society, each new inductee had to meet the organization’s prerequisites and pass a stringent selections process. The Boyceville chapter invites only juniors and seniors with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to make an application for acceptance into the organization. Applicants are judged on their leadership skills and community involvement among other things. Each applicant must obtain character references from Boyceville staff members before a final determination of acceptance is made. Each applicant is judged on the four pillars of the NHS.
Steve Glocke, Boyceville High School/Middle School principal, was the ceremony’s welcome speaker. Advisor Karlene Berry spoke about the meaning of the NHS emblem – the Keystone and Flaming Torch. Berry then described the organization’s four virtues – Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service – in detail respectively. New members were then introduced and inducted.
The local society’s ranks, which increased to 27 with the addition of the new membership, also includes Kysa Franseen, Zachary Klassen, William Kraft, Michael Lagerstrom, Jodie Sauer, Jared Smith, Matthew Wathke, Ryan Williams, Alex Wold, and Matthew Woodford.