On November 6, 2013, in a candlelit, evening ceremony, 36 new members were inducted into the Kona Chapter of National Honor Society. The fifteen current members welcomed the inductees to the nationally renowned service organization based on their academics, leadership, and service.
Principal Chris Smith welcomed the audience members and outlined the ideals of National Honor Society. Board of Education Member Andy Chalk spoke to the inductees about the accomplishment and significance of NHS membership. Then, Mr. Chalk and Superintendent Lisa Carmichael welcomed the inductees into membership.
Faculty member and mathematics teacher Scott Bloom was selected by the NHS members for his influence and service to the student body. He lit the candle of knowledge and offered congratulations to the inductees. Elected NHS officers took a pledge of office, lit their respective candles, and spoke briefly on the characteristics that distinguish National Honor Society Members. Treasurer Molly Schwall spoke about personal character in the current media-saturated culture. Secretary Lindsay Jones extolled the importance of service to others and community. Vice-President Ali Hussain talked about the role of academics in the lives of students. President Michael Arnold took the podium to discuss leadership and its responsibilities. At the conclusion of the ceremony, he then thanked the families and staff for their role in the students’ success. - See more at: http://theontarioblade.com