New members were inducted into the Cougar Chapter of the National Honor Society at Jenkins High School on Monday, April 23.
It was a proud moment for family and friends as they watched the ceremony that featured speeches by senior members.
Kathy Trudeau offered advice for good character and the Valedictorian and current NHS president, Emmett Patton, gave suggestions for continued scholarship. The 2011-2012 student body president Andrew Pugh described attributes of good leadership, and Michael Barone and Colter Garcia combined a speech about maintaining stellar character.
A saxophone quartet featuring Nina Nixon, Sarah Gilreath, Daniele Bradley, and Brennen Hyden opened the ceremony. Current School Board member Larry Kristianson spoke to the group about making the most of the college experience and how to ensure it leads to employment.
Nina Nixon presented the Honored Citizen Award to Dave Giessen and the group sang him happy birthday. NHS recognized him for his positive attitude and wonderful smile at JHS. Soloist Josie Mott sang “Everything” by Michael Buble and dedicated it to the Inductees. The Song and Dance Tour, directed by Janet McLaughlin, dazzled the audience with a sample of their talent. They sang and danced to “Hakuna Matata” from “The Lion King” and “Startmites” from the musical “Startmites.”
These new members have maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 for three terms and demonstrated good character, leadership and service. We are proud to welcome them into NHS.
In This Photo: Here are the new National Honor Society inductees at Jenkins High School. Front Row: Jazmyn Elliott, Patty Hernandez, Megan Rusher, Katelyn Garner, and Megan Row. Second Row: Marcus Lorentz, Scott Stumph, Mason Miller, James Gilreath, William Londagin, McKinzie Miller, Brennan Hyden. Not Pictured: Madison Turner.