National Honor Society welcomes new members: Photo of the Day 11/17/15

National Honor Society secretary Olivia DuBro lights candle.

courtesy of Trisha Buckman

National Honor Society secretary Olivia DuBro lights candle.

by Emily Reed, Reporter

On November 17th 2015, 63 juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society Linganore chapter.

The ceremony was conducted by Mr. Dan Lake, Mrs. Beth Sands and the National Honor Society student officers, Marissa Maze, Justin Knotts, Olivia DuBro, Noah Garabedian, Madeline Wodaski, and Cassie Wheeles. After the Pledge and a welcome message, the four National Honor Society officers spoke of the National Honor Society’s key principles including scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Each officer explained one of the four principles and then lit a candle to signify the importance of the principle to the National Honor Society.

Lake led the inductees in a recitation of the National Honor Society Pledge. The officers proceeded to announce the name of each new member by reading short biographies that each student had written about themselves. This biography was read as the new member walked across the stage to shake hands with the principal, National Honor Society officers, and Mr. Lake who distributed a certificate to each inductee.

New members listed alphabetically from A to F are: Elizabeth Arnold, Evan Avila, Timothy Barger, Hank Beiter, Nick Belski, Derek Benjamin, Brooke Bennett, Ashleigh Bonanno, Sarah Bonfils, Samantha Buckman, Katherine Cameron, Nicholas Coccagna, Nessa Conlon, Olivia Grace Deyaert, Catherine Dietrich, Mackenzie Domroe, Allyson Dongarra, Rayann Eaves, Elise Fenstermacher, Luke Forsberg, and Jacob France.

New members listed alphabetically from G to M are: Gregory Gaydosh, Kaila Gordon, Elena Guardia, Cassandra Harris, Sophia Heitzig, Shelby Iager, Erika Jacobs, Karly Johnson, Harrison King, Erika Kosar, Caitlin Kubik, Erin Lafferty, Austin Lohneis, James A. Looper Jr., Mallory Maher, Brendan McCann, Brendan McCormick, Elizabeth McWilliams, John A. C. Medve, and Jacob Moorman.

New members listed alphabetically from N to Z are: Jane Nam, James A. Pazzanese Jr., Michael Rajnik, Leigh Rankin, Harrison Rasmussen, Lincoln Robisch, Emma Roerty, Sarah Roerty, Syndey Rossman, Ashton Rousseaux, Devin Stouffer, Mathew Titus, Tyson Tregoning, Caroline Ward, Lexi Watson, Quinn Waxter, Grace Weaver, Megan Werner, Garrett Wiehler, David Wynne, and Micahael Zerr.

Applause filled the room once all 63 students had been officially inducted.

Inductee Junior Elise Fenstermacher is quite excited about joining the National Honor Society. “In the future when I apply to college, having the added benefit of being in the National Honor Society will help me qualify for scholarships. Because college is so expensive, scholarships are essential,” said Fenstermacher.

Congratulations to all new members for their achievement.


Junior Elise Fenstermacher
Emily Reed
Junior Elise Fenstermacher