NHS holds annual ceremony

Above, seniors recognized at the banquet include, front row from left: Trevor Groschen;  Co-Historian Emily Schmidt, Matt Ditsch and Joe Rademacher; back row: Treasurer Kaitlyn McDonald, Secretary Hope Robertson, Co-President Devan Mellgren, Co-President Brooke Raether and Lexi Erpenbach. Not pictured: Co-Historian Sydney Harner.

Above, seniors recognized at the banquet include, front row from left: Trevor Groschen; Co-Historian Emily Schmidt, Matt Ditsch and Joe Rademacher; back row: Treasurer Kaitlyn McDonald, Secretary Hope Robertson, Co-President Devan Mellgren, Co-President Brooke Raether and Lexi Erpenbach. Not pictured: Co-Historian Sydney Harner.

The National Honor Society of Central High School held its annual Induction Banquet on Sunday, March 10.

The guest speaker was Carol Molnau, former Lieutenant Governor for Minnesota. She spoke on the importance  of  leadership and service.

Seven students, Kaylie Brazil, Emily Cardinal, Allissa Curson, Isaac Hormann, Megan Miller, Alex Wischnack and Andrew Wischnack, were inducted into the National Honor Society at the banquet.

The faculty council selected each of these students after an application process centering on the four pillars of the NHS: leadership, scholarship, service, and character.
A student must have had at least a 3.5 overall G.P.A. to be invited to apply. They then had to complete a resume centering on their leadership and service to the school and community, write a paragraph about what they could contribute to the NHS, and have had both community and teacher recommendations in order to be considered for selection. The applications were then forwarded to the faculty council to be reviewed.

The banquet also celebrated the accomplishments of the year.  The graduating seniors received recognition. Seniors include: Brooke Raether, Devan Mellgren, Hope Robertson, Kaitlyn McDonald, Emily Schmidt, Sydney Harner, Matt Ditsch, Lexi Erpenbach, Trevor Groschen, and Joe Rademacher.

Each member has performed at least 30 individual service hours each year they were members of the NHS (most of them double or triple that), and they also took part in many group projects.

Some of these group projects included working with the kindergarten and first-graders, cleaning up at Stiftungsfest, serving dinner to teachers at conferences, trick-or-treating for the food shelf, raising money to buy Christmas gifts for those in need, recycling paper and plastic at school, sending care packing to the troops overseas, peer tutoring at school, and organizing a senior citizen prom.

New officers were also elected for next year.  The new officers are: Brandon Fabel and Nicole Johnson, co-presidents; Jacob Fuhrman, treasurer; Parry Larson, secretary; and Meagan Sons and Abby Forner, co-historians.

New members inducted into the chapter include: Kaylie Brazil, Emily Cardinal, Allissa Curson, Isaac Hormann, Megan Miller, Alex Wischnack and Andrew Wischnack.

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