On November 29, sixteen students were inducted into the National Honor Society at The Gunston School. The National Honor Society (NHS) is a prestigious organization for juniors and seniors, which requires them to hold a grade point average of at least 88 and to exhibit four core values—leadership, character, service, and scholarship.
The morning began with the inductees and their parents, and current NHS members attending a breakfast at Headmaster John Lewis’ home. The induction ceremony followed in the field house featuring the keynote address delivered by Mr. Lewis. Using Charles Darwin’s body of work and his membership in the Plinian and the Royal Geological societies, Mr. Lewis demonstrated the significant role that societies play in shaping one’s life experiences. He noted that “it is peer review through societies that serve as guardians of knowledge that is usually the pathway that new knowledge takes…” Mr. Lewis concluded by encouraging all students to be active and engaged members in the societies to which they are selected.
To highlight the core values of NHS, four candles were lit by current members, as senior and NHS president Logan Leverage spoke about the meaning of each value. As inductees were called up one-by-one, they received a certificate, pin, and rose, and signed their names into the NHS registry. To make them official members of the society, current members pinned the inductees with a pin bearing the NHS logo and the pledge was recited, led by Logan Leverage. To conclude the ceremony, Mr. Michael Kaylor, the NHS advisor, shared words of wisdom and high praises to the students for their accomplishments.
We congratulate this year’s NHS Chapter Officers and Inductees:
President: Logan Leverage
Vice President: Jay Wegner
Secretary: Kelly Dong
Treasurer: Shirley Liu
Parliamentarian: Dan Lohr
Historian: Olivia Keene
Public Relations Officer: Maddie Clemens
In photo: Front row (l-r): Avery Zuber, Kimberly Schlosser, Mary McLean, Lydia Liu, Yves Liu, Henry Xu, Henry Qian
Back row (l-r): Shane Wetmore, Nathan Simmons, Alex Kukorowski, Meghan Moorhouse, Elaine Wu, William, Xu, Hongyi Xi, Liam Lian
(Not pictured: Lexi Welch)