The Davis Dart
Honors Society InductionMonday, November 20, 2006 By Brooke Watson
On October 18, 2006 in the Davis High Cafeteria, the National Honors Society Induction took place. The night started off with a flag ceremony by Eagle Scouts Ian Bryant, Phil Hunt, Trevor Miller, Dan Snyder, Steve Snyder, and Daniel Willey. Following that, Vice Presidents Daniel Willey, Phil Hunt, Lindsay Jones, Dyan Lang, Tessa Sargent, Andrea Barlow, and Stephen Ma, presented the emblem, torch, and characteristics of the National Honors Society. These characteristics include scholarship, citizenship, leadership, character, and service. The highlight of the evening was the speaker Mr. Rod Arquette. He spoke about the facts of life such as “The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem” and “If you think teachers are tough wait until you get a boss.” He spoke about the new generation or the millenniums. He said, “You are some of the best and brightest at Davis High School. The only [thing] you have to fear is yourself.” He ended by giving suggestions such as to tell parents, teachers, and those who influence you thanks, never stop learning, to use your talents, and to be exposed to different things, places, and people. The evening ended with the new members taking a pledge. Junior Annie Dixon said, “National Honors Society is a great organization that serves other people, and fosters good character and a love for knowledge. It creates a feeling of being part of an elite group of people that have similar values and interests.” The National Honors Society was started in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The purpose of the organization is the create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.