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2014-2015 FHS National Honor Society Induction

November 21, 2014

The annual induction ceremony for the Fairfield High School chapter of the National Honor Society was held Monday, November 17, 2014, at 7:30 P.M. in the high school auditorium.  Highlights of the ceremony included the student-created videos which illustrated the qualifications of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. From the scholarship video, produced by Dakota Webber and Clara Kelley, the audience was reminded that scholars are confident, committed to learning, open to new ideas and should seek to improve the world. The leadership video, prepared by Emma Lemlin and Tracy Andermann, related that the actions of leaders inspire others to dream, learn, and act.  The character video, created by Ashley Nelson, Alexis Ring and Narendra Martin, asserted that good character, unlike talent, is not a gift and has to be built within.  Drew Grunwald and Tanner Deao shared a service video that reminded the audience that service builds character and improves the community.

An additional highlight of the ceremony was the Vox choir’s performance of “I Carry Your Heart” by Conner Koppin.  This choir, led by Zach Reiter, is composed of the finest singers at FHS.

Twenty members were then inducted during the traditional candle-lighting ceremony shared by Dakota Webber.  Narendra Martin, local NHS president, led the new and old members in the NHS pledge.  After the ceremony, parents and friends greeted all members during a reception in the high school commons.

Current senior members are: Tracy Andermann, Tanner Deao, Drew Grunwald, Clara Kelley, Emma Lemlin, Narendra Martin, Ashley Nelson, Alexis Ring, and Dakota Webber.

Newly inducted seniors are: Sidney Adam, Hailey Coop, Dakota Nye, Meghan Shelangoski, Zach Smith, and Trent Taglauer.

Newly inducted juniors are: Dakota Andersen, Logan Angstead, Nathan Davidson, Hannah Dettmann, Ntando Dube, Mackenzie Flattery, Nicholas Higgins, Natalie Jones, Zach Martin, Abby Melcher, Katherine Mueller, Lindsey Repp, Molly Ryan, and Nathan Thompson.

To become members of NHS, students must be juniors or seniors with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average.  Students then complete a form, listing their activities, leadership roles, and service completed.  All teachers are invited to nominate students for membership.  Finally, a small committee of teachers chooses the members to be inducted, based on their nominations and forms completed.

The National Honor Society was established in 1921.  Its purpose is to recognize outstanding high school students in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  It is sponsored and supervised by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  Local co-sponsors are Jim Edgeton and Sharon Flinspach.

New Inductees:

Front L-R:  Hailey Coop, Ntando Dube, Hannah Dettmann, Katherine Mueller, Mackenzie Flattery

Middle L-R: Sidney Adam, Natalie Jones, Lindsey Repp, Meghan Shelangoski, Molly Ryan, Abby Melcher, Dakota Andersen, Nathan Thompson

Back L-R:  Trent Taglauer, Zach Smith, Dakota Nye, Logan Angstead, Nathan Davidson, Nick Higgins, Zach Martin

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