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North Mahaska’s annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society was held on March 10, 2022, in North Mahaska Auditorium. A total of eight students, a mixture of juniors and a senior, were inducted this year into the school’s chapter.

They are Autumn McMahan and Thomas Spoelstra, seniors; Juniors include Dinah DeBoef, Trace Goemaat, Lane Harmon, Ben Johannes, Addie Schilling, and Peter Stout. They join the current senior members Gracee Chandler, Anthony Goemaat, Chase Grandia, Layla Hargis, Morgan Hudson, Sean Knockel, Garrett Lamb, Alyssa Scheihing, Carlie Scholtus, Kaitlyn Van Donselaar, and Lexi Van Utrecht.

NM NHS is under the advisement of Ms. Rachel Martin and Mrs. Kate Hite. Following the candlelight induction ceremony, a time of fellowship was held in the cafeteria. We wish to thank Mrs. Deanna Lee’s food class for providing the dessert and Country Haven Gardens in New Sharon for the beautiful flowers.

To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 Additionally, candidates must meet high standards of service, leadership, and character. Leadership is based on the student’s participation in community and school activities. To meet the service requirement, the student must have been active in service projects in the school and community. Character is measured in terms of integrity, behavior, ethics, and cooperation with both students and faculty. Students are then reviewed by a faculty council before acceptance is given.

As members of NHS, these students will now engage in a number of individual and chapter service projects. These include hosting their annual blood drive; this year it will be the afternoon of Wednesday, March 30 in the North Mahaska Elementary Gym. If the community knows of any additional service projects, please reach out to us to find out how we can help.

NHS is the nation’s oldest and best-known student recognition program and was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.