The Everts Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Circleville High School has inducted 22 new members into its prestigious ranks of distinguished academic excellence.
The 2021-2022 Induction Class was represented by the following students: Claire Barthlemas, Avery Ferrell, Caitlyn Garrett, Maggie Gibson, Morgan Griffith, Carley Hinton, Jack Holcomb, Camille Hoop, Sydney Huffer, Allison Jones, Natalie Keaton, Erika Kluczynski, Brooklyn List, Laylyn Milliron, Ryan Roy, Alexis Sharp, Christiana Marcella-Sill, Lillianna Stafford, William Thomaschek, Alexis VanFossen, Meg Warner, and Landon Wolfe.
CHS senior and NHS Everts Chapter president Addison Lowe served as the presiding officer of the ceremony. Mrs. Fraley’s high school symphonic choir performed Canon in D introit, the alma mater (The Red and Black), and an arrangement from Don Craig entitled “The Lord Bless You and Keep You.”
According to NHS.us, student eligibility is open to “students in grades 10–12 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by their school’s chapter are eligible to be invited for membership.
At Circleville High School, the honors are open to all juniors and seniors who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, received a recommendation from a staff member through an evaluation survey, submitted additional letters of recommendation, and were evaluated in the four NHS pillar areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These pillars character traits are detailed below:
Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
National Honor Society officer Jordan Rhymer provided commentary for the ceremonial lighting of the candles as vice-president Alaina Francis lit the candle for scholarship, secretary Lilia Winter lit the candle for character, treasurer Taaliya Fulgham lit the candle for service, and historian Olivia Wastier lit the candle for leadership.
Incoming Circleville City Schools board member and Circleville High School Alum (Class of 1973) Patty Truex gave the keynote address for the event.
After recognizing some Circleville High School alumni that have been of great importance to her – including the late Eric Clark – Truex charged the new inductees with a challenge to continue making our community a better place.
“Do not let today be the end of your efforts,” said Truex. “Let this be the beginning. You are the future of Circleville or some community, our country, and our world. Continue working on your academics, but do not ignore those important pillars of scholarship, character, leadership, and service – those are the pillars our community needs.”
Congratulations to these 22 Tigers for their induction into the Circleville High School Everts Chapter of the National Honor Society.