NHS Induction Recap


This past Wednesday, from 7 to 8 p.m., 51 new members were inducted into East’s National Honors Society.

The night started off with a quick address from our principal Ms Fisher, then a speech from the keynote speaker, Superintendent Melissa Baker, who congratulated the new members and stressed the importance passing on positivity by showing  a video titled “Don’t Give Up, Give Back”, a saying of a non profit organization started by Elizabeth Hope for her sister Olivia called “Livy’s Hope.”

Co-adviser of NHS, Mr. Schmitz, then reminded the soon-to-be inductees that the meaning of NHS extends far beyond “your name on a roster or a cord you wear at graduation.” He stressed it is a culmination of the four founding pillars: leadership, character, service, and scholarship.

The new officers were soon after inducted into their positions.

Pictured from right to left: William Ray (Treasurer,) Sophia Bolden (Public Relations,) Natille Kraemer (Secretary,) Zachary Hemker (Recording Secretary,) Abigail Hackbardt (Vice-President,) and Gretchen Ascher (President.)

Lastly, the new members were given a membership pin, and were officially inducted, each holding a lighted candle, and reciting the official NHS pledge.

President Gretchen Ascher leads the National Honors Society’s Induction pledge.

After the ceremony concluded snacks and certificates were given out and pictures were taken.