Rushville Consolidated High School initiated 20 students into the National Honor Society on Saturday, April 5, during an evening ceremony at the school cafeteria with families of the initiates. Guest speaker for the event was Rushville City Councilman Brian Sheehan.
Sheehan, during his remarks, challenged students and guests to define what they wanted to “Be.” Sheehan asked for two words beginning with the word “Be.” He wasn’t looking for an occupation of what students wanted to do for work, but rather what they wanted their lives to be. Examples of responses include, “Be happy,” “Be kind” and “Be generous.”
Students initiated into the National Honor Society for 2014 include: Larry James Conrad, Patrick John Duffy, Jordan Andrew Fritz, Mason Alan Gordon, Jeremy Curtis Hallgarth, Sarah Marie Hershberger, Kylee Michelle Hickmott, Sarah Marie Innis, Dylan Michael Marlatt, Loretta Ann Morrow, Amy Maria Neuman, Matthew Ryan Neuman, Lauryn Jean Payne, Haley Jean Riddell, Abigail Lane Roszell, David Luke Sheehan, Brandi Michelle Spaeth, Zachary Ryan Stiers, Jayce Connelly Ullah-Blocks and Taylor Nicole Yager.
NHS officers this year who took part in the ceremony include: president Hope Noe, vice president Sarah Harpring, secretary Nici Martin and treasurer Jill Yager.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.