WESTMINSTER, Vt. – The Bellows Falls UHS Jesse A. Judd-Marilee B. Huntoon Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) welcomed 14 new members recently. The ceremonies were conducted by current NHS members who lit candles and read a short passage detailing the five qualities it takes to be considered for the National Honor Society: scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. Students then read an introduction for each inductee that described how, through their academics, community service and extra-curricular activities, each candidate met the criteria for membership in the NHS. Principal Christopher Hodsden made closing remarks after the induction ceremony saying that each of these new inductees does not exhibit one of these qualities, rather, he or she must exemplify all of these qualities to be considered for membership in the National Honor Society.
New members were presented with a National Honor Society pin and membership card and took the membership pledge. A reception was held afterwards for all members and guests.
The new members of the Bellows Falls UHS Jesse A. Judd-Marilee B. Huntoon Chapter of the National Honor Society are: seniors Nora Bright, Simon Bupp-Chickering, Deven Carrier, Liam Hackett, Michael Houle, and Hannah Kelly; and juniors Reaghan Baldasaro, Hannah Harlow, Abigail Jones, Ethan Lauricella, Danielle Marchica, Nicolas Potter, Zoe Schemm, and Katharine Wilkinson. Congratulations to all.