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New members join NHS

By MORGAN BAKER, Special to The Ottawa Herald | 11/11/2013

As the lights turned off, the new inductees walked across the floor Oct. 9 to join the 2013-2014 West Franklin National Honor Society.

The new inductees included juniors Miranda Carey, William Duda, Bailey Corwine, Oaklee Homer, Abby Morrison, December Cummings, Bailey Whittington, Sierra Jones and Avery Mead.

As the lights turned off, the new inductees walked across the floor Oct. 9 to join the 2013-2014 West Franklin National Honor Society.

The new inductees included juniors Miranda Carey, William Duda, Bailey Corwine, Oaklee Homer, Abby Morrison, December Cummings, Bailey Whittington, Sierra Jones and Avery Mead.

The night started out with NHS president Alexis Yelland reading the opening words of the ceremony. Vice president Courtney Renfro read the character part of the standards. The service section was read by secretary/treasurer Kati Aitchison. Tobie Roberts read the leadership and Carlie Snethen read the scholarship.

Each of the inductees signed their name into the register.

NHS members Emily Reed and Morgan Barber handed the inductees the significant rose and candle. The yellow rose is the flower of the National Honor Society.

After they had all signed the register, they blew out the candles. Yelland read them the pledge while they repeated.

One thing that was different this year was each of the inductees wrote a letter to a parent or teacher they invited. After the closing was read, pictures were taken and cake and punch was served.

To be inducted into the John Whetstone Chapter of National Honor Society, students must have a 3.65 GPA or higher, pass a teacher evaluation, be a junior or senior, submit a form that shows what all he/she has done in the following categories: character, service, leadership, and scholarship. Then the form goes before a faculty advisory committee where it must get three out of five votes to become inducted.

Morgan Barber is the West Franklin Voice news editor.

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