A total of 24 students were inducted into the Powell High School Chapter of the National Honor Society last week. A ceremony was held April 27 in the PHS auditorium to induct the new recruits into …
A total of 24 students were inducted into the Powell High School Chapter of the National Honor Society last week. A ceremony was held April 27 in the PHS auditorium to induct the new recruits into the group for the upcoming school year.
“I think it’s a good group of kids coming in,” NHS adviser Tammy Schiermeister said. “I think they’re gonna be active in NHS.”
Students are chosen to become members of the National Honor Society based on four different areas of criteria. Students are required to maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher, demonstrate leadership in both the school and community, have previous community service experience and have overall involvement in other activities.
The Powell High School students inducted into the chapter included: Chase Anderson, Anna Bartholomew, Kaitlyn Beavers, Dacovney Brochu, Holden Cooper, Gage Dunsey, Shelby Fagan, Nathan Feller, Owen Fink, Josie Griffin, Lilyan Halter, Kalin Hicswa, Jace Hyde, Jayde Ilg, Megan Jacobsen, Sydney Legler, Allison Morrison, Gretel Opps, Gabriella Paterson, Regan Sapp, Hannah Sears, Sydney Spomer, Michael Staley and Abigail Wambeke.
Alongside the new inductees, current members of the Powell NHS chapter were honored at the ceremony as well. Nineteen students met the criteria needed to letter over the course of the school year. PHS senior Sophe Morrow was awarded for performing the most community service in her class, about 89 hours, and junior Jace Bohlman won the most hours for his class with 84.75 hours.
Last year, the event took place over Zoom as school buildings were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schiermeister said she felt last week’s ceremony was more enjoyable face-to-face for herself, students and parents.
“I think it’s better in person than through Zoom,” she said.