20 inducted to Triton NHS

BOURBON — At 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, Triton Jr.-Sr. High School held its annual National Honor Society (NHS) induction ceremony. After a brief slideshow of the inductees, Principal Mike Chobanov welcomed the audience to the proceedings, which took place in the school’s auditorium.
Once current members had taken their seats on stage, the student board members of the NHS began to enumerate the qualities that NHS members emanate: character, scholarship, leadership and service.
The room joined in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Grace Eib, president of the Triton NHS chapter, then led current members and new inductees in the National Honor Society Pledge.
“I pledge to maintain high scholastic standing,” recited each member, “to hold as a fundamental and worthy untarnished character, to endeavor intelligently and courageously to be a leader, and to give of myself freely in service to others. In doing so, I shall prove myself worthy of a place in the National Honor Society.”
A total of 20 students were awarded with membership in the society.
Those inducted were (by grade): Seniors Nargiza Amirova, Jacob Bessinger, Adrienne Utter; juniors Adrian Chupp, Brianna Trowbridge; sophomores Ashley Borg, Allyson Brown, Elizabeth Erne, Tiffany Gann, Mikayla Harker, Kourtney Harris, Taylor Hatfield, Dean Howdeshell, Mallorie Jennings, Allie Kann, Emilee Koontz, Dillon Meadway, Nichaela Rock, Michal Scherer-Berry, and Isabelle Yazel.
Inductees were greeted on stage by the student NHS board and given a lighted candle and a yellow rose.
Over the past three years, an average of 15 students from the Triton school system have been inducted into the NHS each school year.
Mary Hoard and Christina Stout are the advisors of the Triton chapter of the NHS. According to Hoard, a committee with a panel of teachers selects the inductees every year. Members of the society are chosen based on their GPA and must have a minimum GPA of 9.0 out of a 12-point grading system.
According to the National Honor Society’s website (www.nhs.us), the NHS was “established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students,” specifically “students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.” It challenges its members “to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.” The society now has an estimated 1 million participants nationally.