NHS Candlelight Shines on 2013 Inductees


Nikki LaSalla ’14

Adil Shariff, Staff Writer

The National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes high school students for their outstanding achievements in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NHS also has a separate program for middle school students who exemplify the NHS core values; this program is called National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). Many schools have a chapter of both NHS and NJHS, including The Out-of-Door Academy.

Monday, March 11, 2013, ODA inducted the 2013 NHS Members. The induction ceremony went perfectly as planned. The current officers stated a few things about the core values of NHS, and the introduction of the new members began. Here are the new inductees:

Kelli Bagwell ’14                Julia Bellanger ’14

Marcus Buffett’ 14             Tara Densmore ’15

Amanda Durfee ’14           Quinton Fitzgerald ’14

Federico Frias ’15              Zoe Genkin ’14

Sara Gregory ’14                 Emma Henson ’15

Emma Holland ’14            Jansen Humphrey ’14

Ronald Jansen ’14            Jennifer Landis ’14

Annika Lange ’15              Nikki LaSalla ’14

Danielle Lombardo ’15     Maria Massaro ’14

Ashley Munroe ’14             Joshua Osborn ’14

Daniel Pivonka ’14            Joseph Plechy ’14

Cassandra Ratzlaff ’14     Peter Runge ’14

Adil Shariff ’14                    Joshua Simon ’14

Stephani Spindel ’13         Lauren Stewart ’14

Mark Sulimirski ’15          Janum Trivedi ’14

Margaret Winkler ’13

Every student was recognized for their outstanding academic, athletic and service achievements. Two students that stood out were juniors Janum Trivedi and Nikki LaSalla. Janum Trivedi ’14 was recognized for his extraordinary iPhone app, Bankr. Nikki LaSalla ’14 was also recognized for her dedication to the fine arts, especially theater and drama.

“NHS recognition was kind of an opportunity, not just for me, but for everyone” said Nikki.

In Nikki’s introduction speech by current NHS member Natalie Chait, she was recognized for her involvement in theater life. “Yeah,  Drama is probably the biggest part of my life other than writing”

Following the introduction of the new members, the candle lighting ceremony began. The current members and the new members recited the NHS pledge together, signifying their dedication to the NHS core values of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Congratulations new NHS members!