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Spring induction adds 15 to Glenwood City NHS ranks

GLENWOOD CITY — The Glenwood City Chapter of the National Honor Society refreshed its ranks with the addition of 15 new members during its annual spring induction ceremony held on Monday, March 25. Inclement weather had postponed the event a week.

Joshua Doyle, Olivia Weidling, Ryan Curtis, Richard Ross, Troy Hall, Jacob Hierlmeier, Marcus Kadinger, Kristie Knops, Kaitlin Konder, Hannah Ludtke, Leslie Ludtke, Lydia McClelland, Todd Petersen, Jr., Megan Samens, and Hannah Steinberger were officially inducted into the local membership of the National Honor Society during the 2013 induction ceremony held in the high school/middle school commons.

Tim Johnson, high school/middle school principal, opened the program by welcoming inductees, parents, sponsors, and friends. Kris Ohman, high school life sciences teacher, was the ceremony’s guest speaker. Ohman’s address focused on perspectives and featured a hands-on exercise. Chapter advisor, Ann Schneider then described the principles of the National Honor Society which was followed by explanations of the society’s four virtues – Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character – each described in detail by members Matthew Tone, Ethan Brandt, Margery Jordheim, and Ashley Burns.

Ann Schneider introduced the new members during a candle lighting ceremony in which each inductee received a hood from a current member after which all 15 inductees recited the NHS pledge. New members were awarded a pin and a certificate of membership.

Before a student is accepted into the Glenwood City NHS, he or she must first meet the stringent requirements of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. To even be eligible for consideration a candidate must be a least a second semester sophomore with a minimum grade point average of 3.50. Qualified NHS candidates are then invited to apply with chapter advisor Ann Anderson for membership. Selection for membership is based on a review of the candidate’s application.

Glenwood City’s current NHS membership, which increased to 28 members following the induction ceremony, also includes Ashley Burns, Ethan Brandt, Margery Jordheim, Matthew Tone, Mackenzie Wink, Kaylin Spaeth, Kayla Bloss, Jacob Carlson, McKenzie Kruse-Pillsbury, Jenny Lindquist, Jenna Magsam, Katelyn Meyers, and Casey Wittmer.

The 2012-2013 officers are: Ashley Burns, president; Ethan Brandt, vice president; Margery Jordheim, secretary; Matthew Tone, treasurer; and Mackenzie Wink and Kaylin Spaeth, public relations.