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CHS Celebrates Students at National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Action is character.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

Colchester High School hosted an induction ceremony honoring students’ acceptance into the National Honor Society on December 13.

The National Honor Society (NHS)—which has chapters in all fifty states as well as in many US territories and in Canada—recognizes high school students in grades 10–12 who have exhibited outstanding accomplishments in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

There is a stringent selection process for this prestigious affiliation. In addition to the scholastic eligibility requirement—students must meet the required cumulative GPA requirement—candidates must detail their achievements in service and leadership for consideration. Input about the candidates from faculty members can also be submitted to the local NHS chapter’s faculty council for consideration, and in some cases, the chapter’s faculty council may even interview candidates. After deliberation, candidates with the faculty council’s majority vote are invited for induction.

While inducted members enjoy a number of benefits as a result of their affiliation with the National Honor Society—including access to a number of scholarship programs—they also assume a number of obligations as a condition of their membership. In addition to maintaining the standards by which they were selected (failure to do so can result in discipline and/or dismissal), membership includes such responsibilities as conducting service projects for their school or community as well as individual service projects, and members attend regular meetings with the NHS’s local chapter.

The students honored Humanities educator Sean MacArdle by asking him to speak at the event. This year’s Colchester High School National Honor Society inductees are:

Jessie Allen
Sarah Amour
Erin Balas
Vanessa Barton
Deanna Bessy
Marie Bouffard
Sydney Brown
Alexandra Brownell
Austin Bushey
Zebulon Carney
Kathryn Carver
Megan Chambers
Alicia Chapman
Stefano Coccetti
Hunter Colvin
Sydney Crady
Julia Crane
Meghan Critchlow
Leah Dell
Denir Djozic
Emily Eakin
Kayla Eustace
Chiara Evans
Ashley Francis
Nate Frieberg
Jacqueline Gauthier
Jenna Griffith
Jordan Isham
Eleanor Johnson
Andrew LaPlant
Lindsay LeBlanc
Andrew Lopes
Aaron Mallabar
Ally McAuslan
Kathleen McMahon
Lindsay McNall
John McNeil
Dylan Meekins
Susan Mendl
Laura Miller
Kyla Mooney
Jacob Morton-Black
Mariah Noth
Hanna Orselet
Alexis Osler
Joseph Pakulski
Jackie Park
Sarah Pike
Nicole Quintal
Karl Raacke
Kate Reilly
Jacqueline Sorter
Lucie Stein
Collin Turner
Kasey Verba
Alyse Winchester
Grace Yasewicz
Lauren Zwonik

Congratulations to all of the inductees, and best wishes!

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