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EAHS inducts 52 students into its National Honor Society

May 21, 2020- Elizabethtown Area High School inducted 52 students into its T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Membership in the NHS is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. It recognizes the outstanding students of Elizabethtown Area High School who have exhibited the four pillars of scholarship, character, leadership, and service.

This year’s inductees are Alyssa Adams, Alicia Alvarez, Benjamin Azzalina, Sophia Berry, Emma Blyler, Emma Boksan, Taylore Bradley, J. Cael Brandt, Sophie Brinkman, Jacqueline Bruno, Emma Buettner, Cade Denlinger,Andrew Donahue, Madison Fanus, Cameron Geyer, Jagger Gilleland, Megan Handshew, Anna Hart, Benjamin Heinz, Brooke Heisey, Lydia Heisey, Owen Heistand, Angelina Hemsch, Gabriela Hohenwarter, Lara Hummer, Remi Keeports, Jett Kelly, Hannah Kline, Joshua Kreider, Bradley Kruft, Emily Laird, Marcial Limas, Alexis Martin, Laura Maxwell, Erica Minnich, Eryn Moore, Seth Oltmans, Luke Pierson, Madeline Quinn, Sarah Rhine, Ryan Risser, Mia Roth, Ana Santiago, Dallan Schoenberger, McKenna Smith, Karston Taylor, Alex Williams, Garrit Witters, Rudolf Woitas, Kara Young, Alaina Zeager, and Maya Zimmerman.

Character is what distinguishes one individual from another. It is the product of constant striving to make the right choices day after day. Students with good character demonstrate respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship in all of their actions. Scholarship is characterized by a commitment to learning. A student is willing to spend the necessary time to cultivate his/ her mind in the quest for knowledge. This pillar can only be achieved through diligence and effort. Scholarship means always doing the best work possible, regardless of impending reward.

Leaders take the initiative to aid others in a wholesome manner throughout their daily activities. Leaders sacrifice their personal interests in order to yield to the needs of others. Leaders need wisdom and self-confidence to affect change in all aspects of their lives. Some examples of leadership can include, but are not limited to, leading group activities in the classroom and in the community, being an officer in a club, being a primary member of the band or choir, or being the captain of a sports team. The pillar of service can be reached in a variety of ways. The willingness to work for the benefit of those in need without compensation or recognition of any kind is a quality that is essential in NHS members. As a service club, the National Honor Society is highly concerned with giving its all to the school and community at large.

NHS inductees must have a weighted GPA of 96% or higher. They also exemplify the best attributes of character and leadership as well as volunteer in at least two activities as a junior and three as a senior. NHS is one of the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school level students. The National Association of Secondary School Principals established the program in 1921.