Central NHS holds induction banquet

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New officers include, front row: Sommer Scott, secretary; Vicky Simons, publicist; and Kaitlyn McCracken, publicist. Back row: Judy Larson, co-president; Kali Grimm, co-president; Reese Eichner, historian; and Kendall Feist, treasurer. (Submitted photo)

The National Honor Society of Central High School held its annual induction banquet on Sunday, March 12.
The guest speaker was Sherri McDaniel, president of ATEK Access Technologies. She spoke on the importance of the four pillars of NHS (leadership, scholarship, service and character) and how these pillars affected her life and got her where she is today.
Twelve students 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..
A student must have at least a 3.5 overall GPA. 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 leadership, and have had both community and teacher recommendations in order to be considered for selection.
After selected, each student must perform at least 40 hours of service work for the community, lead various projects, and be active in the school and community.
The banquet also celebrated the accomplishments of the year.  The graduating seniors received recognition of their accomplishments.  Each member has performed at least 40 individual service hours each year they were members of the NHS and also took part in and led many group projects.
Some of these group projects included Operation Christmas Child, 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 for our community, recycling paper at school, sending letters to the troops overseas, peer tutoring at school, a Red-Out for the American Heart Association and various food collections for local food shelves.