Twenty-one Fairfield High School students were inducted into the school?s chapter of the National Honor Society during a candle-lighting ceremony the evening of Nov. 13 in the high school auditorium.
Highlights of the ceremony included student-created videos which illustrated the qualifications of scholarship, leadership, character, and service.
From the scholarship video, produced by Gannon Courtright, Aaron Haines and Kolten Webber, the audience was reminded that scholars need to continually work hard in school
The leadership video, prepared by Hermela Gebremariam, Blu Schultz and Hollie Nelson, shared that there are many qualities necessary to be a leader.
The character video, created by Phoenix Haessler, David Wallingford and Jackson Brown, asserted that there are many traits needed to display good character.
Connor Ryan, Jordan Guezimane and Hunter Drish shared a service video that reminded the audience that service is long-lasting and that service is doing something for others selflessly.
An additional highlight of the ceremony was the Vox choir?s performance of ?Prayer? by Rene Clausen. The choir, led by Zach Reiter, is composed of the finest singers at FHS.
During the traditional candle-lighting ceremony. Conner Ryan, local NHS president, led the new and old members in the NHS pledge. After the ceremony, parents and friends greeted all members during a reception in the high school commons.
Current senior members are: Gannon Courtright, Hunter Drish, Hermela Gebremariam, Jordan Guezimane, Phoenix Haessler, Aaron Haines, Hollie Nelson, Connor Ryan, Blu Shultz, David Wallingford, and Kolten Webber.
Newly inducted seniors are: Natalie Brader, Kristen Daugherty, Kelsey Hollander, James Lyman, Gunnar Mattson, Kelly Petersen, Corwin Robinson, and Shawn Spurrier.
Newly inducted juniors are: Ashley Bloomquist, Anatta Charoenkul, Carson, Crile, Mark Diers, Jillian Dunlap, Julia Fritz, Laurel Hilger, Kara Jeffrey, Malory Jones, Madison Kraemer, Bryanna Popejoy, Dalton Rippey, and Jackson Weaton.
To become members of NHS, students must be juniors or seniors with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade-point average. Students complete a form, listing their activities, leadership roles, and service completed. All teachers are invited to nominate students for membership. Finally, a committee of teachers chooses the members to be inducted, based on their nominations and completed forms.
The National Honor Society was established in 1921. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding high school students in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. It is sponsored and supervised by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Local sponsor is FHS teacher Jim Edgeton.