BOYCEVILLE – Having shown that they possess the four virtues that the National Honor Society holds dearest – Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service – Boyceville’s 2013 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 4, 2013 as ten new members were added to the ranks. The ceremony was held in the high school commons and was attended by members, parents, friends, and staff.
Members of Boyceville’s 2013 National Honor Society induction class included: Megan Bird, Brooklyn Blaser, Hannah Jerrie, Allison Kenefick, Lauren Klassen, Logan McAbee-Thomas, Kayla Nelson, Alexa Peterson, McKenzie Schultz, and Nolan Windsor.
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.
Steven Glocke, Boyceville High School/Middle School principal, was the ceremony’s welcome speaker. Advisor Karlene 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 26 with the addition of the new members, also includes 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, and Rebecka Yaeger.