National Honor Society inducts 65 new members: Photo of the Day 11/22/19


Julie Walker

All NHS members, officers, and advisers pose for a picture for the yearbook on the steps on Main Street.

by Grace Gaydosh, Editor-In-Chief

On November 21, National Honor Society held their induction ceremony in the auditorium. Sixty-five juniors and seniors were inducted into the society. 

In NHS, students are not only doing well in the classroom but also have the ability to be a good leaders and do service for others.

“To be an officer, it means that you need to have those skills and really be able to use them effectively to lead your peers and help the community,” said officer Taylor Ferguson.

The ceremony began with an opening message from President Colin Choudhary. The NHS officers each described a trait: scholarship, service, leadership, and character (the four pillars).

Following the lighting of the candles, Mrs. Jamie Hendi, delivered the keynote speech. In her speech, she talked about how she was a lawyer for 18 years before she decided that she wanted to impact people’s lives directly. She then went back to school to get her Masters in education and began teaching at Linganore eight years ago. Her advice to the students was to find meaningful work and always find ways to serve and give back to the community. 

All of the inductees recited the NHS Pledge. Afterwards, each of the NHS officers took turns introducing every inductee as they walked across the stage to receive their certificates.

These biographies described meaningful hobbies, their job experience, where they wish to attend college or what they wish to do in the future, and some of the leadership activities they are involved in.

At the end of the ceremony, officer Rachel Eaves read a poem titled “If” by Rudyard Kipling. The poem’s overall theme is one of leadership and personal integrity which ties back to the four pillars. 

Mrs. Durann Ecalono and Ms. Jessica Baker, the NHS officers and Principal Nancy Doll  organized the event.

  • President- Colin Choudhary
  • Vice President- Gerald Fattah
  • Secretary- Rachel Hall
  • Service Coordinator- Rachel Eaves
  • Service Coordinator- Taylor Ferguson 

The junior inductees:

Abigail Beckman, Bailey Bennett, Mackenzie Berry, Megan Brobst, Anna Choudhary, Grace Coccagna, Emma Davis, Renata Farrell, Zené Fourie, Jaylin Graziano, Lindsey Green, Mary Henley, Samantha Hoefs, Shani Houser, Bryn Kerney, Lydia Knotts, Ella McCaffrey, Rachel McCoy, Morgan Miller, Ryan Miller, Charlotte Moore, Matthew Moyer, Ashley Nash, Jake Orlando, Francisco Palacios, Elizabeth Rajnik, Sierra Rossman, Mary Schmidt, Erik Schwetje, Ben Scoppa, Gabriella Thompson, Nick Titus, Ashley Walden, Jordan Webb, Kyle Wiegand, Jessica Young.

The senior inductees:

Catherine Amereihn, Megan Baer, Clare Beiter, Avé Boghassian-James, Shannon Coggins, Myah Davies, Jack Dorman, Allyson Duda, Angelique Fink, Alexis Fowler, Grace Gaydosh, Olivia Geisler, Elizabeth Gilmore, Martin Higgins, Jeremy Hilton, Kendall Johnson, Charlotte Koogle, Julia Lizmi, Francesca Martinazzi, Jake Muller, Cassandra Nalepa, Jack Rich, Riley Sheehy, Madelyn Spisso, Warren Stewart, Matthew Strahlman, Meaghan Vauk, Gabrielle Young, Juliana Zeller.