41 New Members Meet High Standards of Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character
Forty-one junior and senior students from Allegany High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society (NHS) on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. They joined 37 current senior members who were inducted last year. Conducting the school-wide ceremony were Kristian Robinette, President; Cooper Willetts, Vice-President; Emily Wright, Secretary/Historian; and Alexis Pfeiffer, Treasurer.
New members meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character were selected by a committee of faculty members following an extensive paperwork and verification process. Seniors inducted were: William Baxter, Tharon Black, Briana Brode, Nicholas Crawford, Jasmine Hammond, Sawyer Jenkins, Alexis Livingood, Craig Offutt, Bryer Saville, and Skylar Spence.
Juniors inducted were: Andrew Beck, Delanie Blubaugh, Kelsie Burkett, Morgan Chaney, Allyson Crowe, Brody Evix, Umailla Fatima, Benjamin Fiscus, Emily Fradiska, Madeline Frank, Jesse Golub, Noah Helmstetter, Eli Hofacker, Clay Hoover, Evan Hostetler, Grace Hutcherson, Alexis Lashbaugh, Grace Lawrence, Tattum Logsdon, Rylan Lutz, Phoebbe Macaraig, Melissa Magrath, Andrew Martin, Jayna Michael, Julia Moore, Logan O'Neal, Christopher Palasik, Caroline Reid, Madeline Santmyire, Addison Stroup, and Lyssa Wilhelm.
Current senior members, inducted last year, also participated in the ceremony. These students were: Denise Adams, Haley Beck, Abigail Bloom, Rebekah Book, Abby Brauer, Nathan Bruck, Syndnee DeShong, Triston Eirich, Markayia Foster, Natalie Gray, Elizabeth Helle, Emma Helmstetter, Autumn Holt, James Kealey, Shyann King, Jared Klemm, Kaden Lohr, Alyssa Mangus, Brandon McCloskey, Erin Michael, Nicholas Miller, Nicole Morral, Margaret Neidhart-Shiver, Alexis Pfeiffer, Chanel Porter, Sean Rhodes, Kristian Robinette, Anastasia Simpson, Zachary Sterne, Samantha Summers, Jacob VanMeter, Sean Wade, Nicholas Warnick, Cooper Willetts, Brett Winterberg, Emily Wright, and Mason Yacuboski.
The keynote speaker for the ceremony, chosen by the NHS members, was Tamara Edwards, Allegany High School’s teacher of the year. The other speakers for the ceremony were Michael Calhoun, Principal of Allegany High School, and Dr. David Cox, Superintendent of Allegany County Public Schools. President Kristian Robinette stated, “On behalf of the membership, I congratulate the inductees and thank the speakers, school staff, guests, and advisors Dr. Lori Brown and Dr. Kay Sheehe.” The Faculty Council at Allegany High School includes James Bucy, Betsy Geiger, Debra Slider, and Kevin Wallace.
The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in three-fourths of the nation’s high schools and, since 1921 millions of students have been selected for membership. The Allegany High School Chapter, now in its 63rd year, originated in 1954. Thousands of dollars in scholarships have been awarded to senior members since 1945 by the sponsoring organization, The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Each participating chapter develops bylaws, which must be approved by the NASSP.