NCS National Honor Society inducts students

The Northville Central School chapter of the National Honor Society, pictured here, nearly doubled in size with the addition of the 11 new members inducted in April. Back row, from left, are Morgan Fordyce, Avery Bradt, Alex Flickinger, Brytney Moore, Gavin Clute and Madison Whittaker. Third rowfrom left, are Nikolai Ludwig, Michael Dickey, Emily Shepard, Madison Rhodes, Emma Biche and Lilliana Pertell, Second row,from left, are Destiny Wilson, Emily Ovitt, Patricia Cahill, Alyssa Quillan, Brianna Bace and Jenna Forsey. Front row,from left, are Jessica Miller, chapter president Haley Monacchio, Audra St. Onge, John Bace and John Sira. (Photo submitted)

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 11 new members during a well-attended ceremony on April 11.

The 2018 inductees —  Emma Biche, Avery Bradt, Gavin Clute, Michael Dickey, Alex Flickinger, Nikolai Ludwig, Brytney Moore, Lilliana Pertell, Madison Rhodes, Emily Shepard and Madison Whittaker – are all sophomores or juniors. Each inductee was   individually welcomed into the chapter  with a speech from a current member extolling the personal qualities, achievements and activities of the  student being inducted.

Each welcome speech also contained a thank you from the inductee to a Northville teacher who has been influential in his or her education and life. 

The National Honor Society is a nationwide service organization built on four “pillars: Character, scholarship, leadership and service.

Inductees are selected on the strength of their embodiment of those ideals, and each chapter is required to plan and carry out service projects.

The Northville chapter of the National Honor Society organizes and sponsors two blood drives a year, while its individual members perform many more hours of community service on their own.

The recent induction ceremony included a  speech from NCS biology teacher Mark Reinke detailing  his time in the Peace Corps in Gambia as a model of the National Honor Society ideal of service. Reinke encouraged all of the honor society students to continue striving to not only achieve, but also to give back to their community and to the world at large . He told the students  the truest form of service is altruistic and should be performed without expectation of reward or admiration.

After the ceremony, the new members posed for pictures, then joined friends and family for a reception.

By Patricia Older

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