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NHS Induction Ceremony held at GMG

April 10, 2014
By Margaret Thomsen , Northern-Sun Print

The Dorothy Heiberger GMG Chapter of the National Honor Society held Induction ceremonies for six new members. Retiring Consumer Science Instructor Mrs. Eileen Marshall was guest speaker. She presented a touching and inspirational message on "Character".

As she addressed those gathered she told about her life as a young military wife and teaching in a school in VA. Mrs. Marshall noted that it was a very difficult position and one girl who came from a detention home "....trashed every room she had classes in - except mine. The principal had lots of questions and Mrs. Marshall said, "I took care of her and let her be who she really was...... the girl thanked me for giving her a chance.... she gave me a hug... everybody needs a chance .. we need to practice giving hugs".

She went on to add, "Character comes from those around us. My Dad was from Persia and was very strict, it was a different culture. We need to be careful as we form opinions...... The Bible says not to judge that means do not condemn ... We need to care about others and our character will show."

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The Dorothy Heiberger GMG Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held induction ceremonies for six new members. NHS members are pictured following the ceremony. New members are indicated by . In front are: Allison Stegmann, Jennifer Borota, Kenna Krier, Anna Sheidel, Mackenzie Burt, Peyton Mannan, Ella Gruen, Mikaella Koster and Olivia Welton. In back are: Jacob Burt*, Alex Cox*, Caitlin Appelgate, Bryce Newcomb*, Abbie Duden, Dillon Slingluff, Olivia Barritt, Austin Vaughn, Austin Rico*, Chad Plaehn, Blayne Koster*, Noah Sheidel, Jeff Hughes, Josh Gruen*, Logan Burt, Alec Bovenmyer, Codi Groth and Summer Langenbau.

Addressing the NHS members she said, "Do community service it is a marvelous activity and your life will change. NHS has chosen to do something for others.... You have to remember you will leave a mark and you need to pick and choose how you will behave... Make a difference at home, school and in your community."

NHS Sponsor Mrs. Jill Roberts welcomed guests and explained the process to becoming a member. Students with a minimum grade point of 3.25 are invited to fill out the application. They are evaluated by staff and current NHS members and six members out of sixteen eligible were inducted.

The Lighting of the Candles included: Scholarship Abigail Duden; Leadership - Dillon Slingluff; Character Caitlin Appelgate; and Service Jennifer Borota.

NHS members do 13 service activities throughout the year. The Senior Citizen Fun night, offering child care during conferences, roadside clean-up and a staff Christmas party are a few examples.

NHS officers include: Mackenzie Burt President; Austin Vaughn Vice-President; Olivia Welton Secretary and Dillon Slingluff - Service Coordinator. Fundraisers are the only source of income.

A time of fellowship and refreshments followed the Induction.



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