Circleville High School – On Tuesday, the Everts Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Circleville High School has inducted 26 new members into its prestigious ranks of distinguished academic excellence.
Jacob Bell, Caden Burton, Jaylah Captain, Makayla Coyan, Adam Cunningham, Autumn Derosette, Jaycee Fullen, Riley Gibson, Mollie Harber, Alyssa Heft, Kara Hinton, Linsey Jenkins, Ryan Jenkins, Danielle Jones, Hannah Kegley, Oscar Knece, Kenzie McConnell, Benjamin Mogan, Mackenzie Neville, Alexandra Nungester, Gabrielle Ortiz, Jayla Parsons
Gretchen Search, Emma Shaw, Brooklyn Sheets, and Anna Whitaker were the guests of honor as students, staff, and various members of the Tiger Family organized for the induction ceremony.
CHS senior and NHS Everts Chapter president Whitley Calder served as the emcee for the ceremony. Mrs. Braswell’s high school symphonic choir provided the Canon in D introit, the Alma Mater, and a rendition of Bridge over Troubled Water by Paul Simon.
According to NHS guidelines, 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.
NHS officers Madison Imler, Sidney Gray, Maddison Hess, Peyton Perini, and Abigail Michael provided Light of the Candles commentary and explanations of the four pillar character traits during the ceremony.
Pickaway County Municipal Court Magistrate and judge-elect Elisa Peters served as the induction ceremony’s keynote speaker. She challenged this year’s inductees and the students in the office to use this occasion as a launching point for displaying the character in the world they want to see.
“The world needs more men and women of character,” said Peters.”I challenge everyone today to make this day the start of a lifelong commitment to building character. Be the person that others will respect, admire, emulate and remember. Make a difference in someone’s life.”
Congratulations to these 26 Tigers for their induction into the Circleville High School Everts Chapter of the National Honor Society.