National Honors Society inducts new members

Jacob Farrey, Staff Writer

BSM’s chapter of the National Honor Society has welcomed 109 new members, comprised of 91 juniors and 18 seniors. The induction took place in the evening early last week, as new members at the induction ceremony went up to shake hands with Dr. Skinner and receive their NHS certificates. Second-year senior members received membership cards, and both first and second year members signed the ledger signifying their membership in the society.

Macy Rooney, Marit Gulbrandson, and Brooke Ferrer all spoke, along with Mr. Epler, Dr. Skinner, and a few seniors. A few selected senior NHS members lit candles to represent scholarship, character, service, and leadership. The inductees also had candles to symbolize the light of wisdom.

Seniors president Macy Rooney, vice president Brooke Ferrer, and secretary Marit Gulbrandson led the ceremony on stage. “The other NHS officers both spoke beautifully during the ceremony. We stayed on stage the whole time to pass out certificates and stand by the book where inductees sign,” Rooney said.

To qualify for this society, students need a 3.5 GPA, a sheet listing activities that they participated in, and two teacher recommendations. These requirements make the National Honor Society a very respected and prestigious club. “I’m very proud of NHS. I’m excited for this year because all the members represent the kind of students we want in this club,” Rooney said.