National Honor Society chapter welcomes new members


Shown with the newly inducted members of the Clearfield Chapter of the National Honor Society are this year’s officers, front row, from left: Shane Coudriet, Elizabeth Ryan, and Madison Wanamaker.

Cara Turner, Staff Writer

What is the National Honor Society? According to its website,  “The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921.” For Pennsylvania schools, an A average is needed to be eligible for the National Honor Society.

The induction ceremony for new members looks different at every school but for Clearfield Area Jr/Sr High School it was a 45-minute ceremony that took place in the school’s auditorium on Wednesday, March 30. The new NHS members recited the pledge as a group, students walked across the stage and received a certificate, and were applauded for their hard work and achievements.

The following students are the newest members of the Clearfield Chapter of  the National Honor Society:

Danna Bender, Luke Billotte, Morgen Billotte, Isabelle Carfley, Alyssa Carlin, Sarah Catherman, Alazay Clark, Prudence Corrigan, Axl Cummings, Sarah Cutler, Brianna David, Jacob Doran, Madison Evans, Camden Gormont, Ally Graham, David Graham, Willow Green, Andon Greslick, Sage Hoppe, Lindsey Kerlin, Mckenna Lanager, Mason Lumadue,

Cameron Luzier, Daulton Luzier, Karlee Luzier, Nicolette Mains, Mason Marshall, Cole Miller, Eric Myers, Rylee Ogden, Emma Quick, Chloe Rowles, Mitchell Rowles, Abby Ryan, Riley Ryen, Isaac Samsel, Morgan Sattesahn, Abigail Simcox, Scarlett Singleton, Elle Smith, Joshua Steele, Beth Struble, Cara Turner, and Alex Wriglesworth.

The president of the Clearfield Chapter, Elizabeth Ryan, offered the following advice to the new inductees:

“I am glad to have the chance to say congratulations to all the students who were inducted into the National Honors Society. I am proud of you all, and you should be proud of yourselves. It is a great honor to be a part of something that only is awarded to the best of your class.

“My greatest piece of advice is to never stop working hard. Learn your limits, and figure out how you work best, while never allowing yourself to give up. The most important quality a person can learn is something called grit. To have grit means that you are a hard worker and that you will push yourself to improve and grow as a person, while at the same time exceeding the expectations placed upon you. You all have proven yourselves as hard-working students. Never stop persevering.

“Allow yourself to grow and learn to become the best you that you can be. Learn more about yourself and your grit, and you will continue to succeed through your senior year and into whatever the future holds for you. Best of luck to all of you as you represent the CAJSHS National Honor Society.”