The Little Dodger
Students achieve high honor: National Honor Society induction ceremonyMonday, April 02, 2007 By Maria Carlson
“If anyone is in need, we can set up fundraisers for them, and it’s a good feeling that we can rally around them,” said Molly Eslick, Sr. For Eslick, the president of National Honor Society (NHS), this is the best part of being a member of the group. However, that’s not all that the members of NHS do. The members also sign up blood donors for the semi-annual blood drive, work the blood drive, ring bells during the holiday season for the Salvation Army and host a picnic for foreign exchange students prior to the beginning of the school year. They also plan special-occasion projects and fundraisers such as last year’s dodgeball tournament to raise funds for Spanish teacher Marco Poblete. The new inductees will join the current membership of 30 Senior High students on Sunday at the induction ceremony. The ceremony will be at 7 p.m. in the Gail Niceswanger Theater at Senior High. According to Fran Long, NHS adviser, juniors or seniors “who have high ratings in the areas of service, character, leadership and scholarship” are considered after the second semester of their junior year. Students may also be considered during their senior year. The selection committee begins with a pool of applicants consisting of students with a 3.5 GPA or higher after the second semester of the year. All high school faculty rate the candidates on service, character, leadership and scholarship. From there, the students fill out applications listing leadership and service experience. Then a committee of 11-12 staff members meets to make final selections. Eslick serves as current NHS president and senior Brad McIntyre is the vice president. The other four council members are seniors Jonah Roe, Dan Bowser, Abbey Hanish and Maria Carlson. Long said he is in his tenth year as adviser and served on the selection committee before taking the reins. Students to be inducted into NHS are seniors Eric Evans, Alex Fletcher, Kelsey Groff, Daniel Loots, Jennifer Pieper, Samantha Simpson and Martha Stover. New junior members will be Katie Carnelley, Stacey Chu, Alexandria Cochrane, Katie Cole, Carrie Dencklau, Taylor Getting, Kristin Gronbach, Morgan Gudmonson, Ryan Halverson, Kimberly Harrell, Alyssa Harrison, Kayla Jarvis, Emily Kersten, Alexander Kitterman, Amy Knight, Alexander Lee, Seth Lehman, Justine McCrea, Sarah Minion, Lauren Mitchell, Jonathan Mumm, Carter Norine, Hannah Poldervaart, Kaitlin Redmond, Jessica Rossow, Logan Scharf, Lauren Scherf, Kristin Schmidt, Nicholas Smith, Brian Stauffer, Rachel Thomas, Kathleen Thompson, Matthew Thrams, Courtney Vaughn, Ashley Vratny and Tyler Winter. Current NHS members are seniors Megan Batcheller, Dan Bowser, Alain Cagaanan, Maria Carlson, Micaela Cashman, Christopher Ellerston, Molly Eslick, Carly Estlund, Courtney Freeman, Kaitlyn Glassell, Amber Glover, Abigail Hanish, Megan Hrdlicka, Charles Kersten, Misha Macek, Wade Martin, Brad McIntyre, Patrice Metcalf-Putnam, Aaron Miller, Sara Miller, Susan Miller, Brandon Moeller, Eric Niesen, Cassidy O’Brion, Morgan O’Connor, Ariel Pittner, Charles Ristau, Jonah Roe, Evan Swanson and Erin Taylor.