On May 28, Italy High School welcomed the newest members into the Italy Chapter of the National Honor Society. The 10th grade students were recommended by their teachers and are required to have five qualities which are Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character and Citizenship. They were required to have a 90 or above average in the five core subject areas for their 9th and 10th grades. The students were also required to record all awards, accomplishments and community service they performed in this same time frame. These new members will perform community service and participate in leadership training throughout the upcoming year.
The 2013 NHS Inductees:
These students received membership pins and cards then signed the membership book. All recited the National Honor Society Pledge.
As the newest members were seated in the audience, installation of the new officers began. Each retiring officer lit a candle to show the way to the newest officer.
President Katie Byers gave her candle to Monserratt Figueroa
Vice President Alyssa Richards gave her candle to Jesica Wilkins
Secretary Gus Allen gave his candle to Emily Stiles
Treasurer Cole Hopkins gave his candle to Taylor Turner
Reporter Bret Kirton gave his candle to Anna Riddle
Historian Reid Jacinto gave his candle to Zain Byers
Taylor Turner recited,
Hold high the torch
You did not light its glow
‘Twas given you from other hands you know.
“Tis only yours to keep it burning bright.
For there are other feet that you must guide
And other forms go marching by your side.
Some day in turn they’ll lift it high and say,
‘I watched another carry it this way.’