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Canfield NHS inducts next class of leaders

May 2, 2012
By J.T. Whitehouse , Town Crier

Canfield students were all dressed up on Thursday, April 26 as the next class of National Honor Society members were inducted before a packed auditorium. The induction included 51 juniors and two seniors.

The juniors that were inducted will make up next school year's National Honor Society. In a few weeks they will hold an election to select their officers for the coming year. Those officers will have a short time to work with the 2011-12 officers that include President Ishmeet Grewal, Historian Rachel Mikolay, Vice President Shane Deiley, Secretary Kelly Rantilla, Treasurer Aly Saleh, Rescue Mission committee members Alexa Billy, Christopher Blaney, and Jessica Tseng, and Magical Moments committee members Kaylee Kapalko, Victoria Manenti, and Ellie Rafoth.

Included in last week's induction were seniors Dalton Bosze and Molly Brown. Both are members of the present graduating class of NHS, but didn't make last year's induction.

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Only a few more weeks to go for the outgoing National Honor Society officers who took part in the induction for the next class at Canfield High School on Thursday, April 26. Showing their friendship are 2011-12 officers, President Ishmeet Grewal, Historian Rachel Mikolay, Vice President Shane Deiley, Secretary Kelly Rantilla, and Treasurer Aly Saleh.

"They have the requirements and had been participating in NHS," said Grewal.

He said their induction was to formally accept them.

As for the juniors, they have a set of criteria to meet to even be considered for NHS membership. According to Deiley, they have to carry a minimum 3.5 GPA every year in high school. They must also do a minimum of 20 hours of community service. They must also be participating members in good standing in two other school clubs or service organizations. Even with those three requirements met, it still doesn't guarantee selection into NHS.

"They also need a teacher to recommend them and must pass a character vote by the teachers," Grewal said.

If the students don't meet the four characteristics of NHS, which are scholarship, service, leadership and character, they may not make the final cut. Character is the part that the voting teachers look for, and Canfield is tough when it comes to making sure each student lives up to being in NHS.

For those who do make NHS, their senior year will be full of memories.

"It's certainly an honor to be president and to have been selected by my fellow students," Grewal said. "It's an enlightening time that I'll remember forever and ever."

Juniors selected for this year's induction include: Connor Abraham, Hayley Allen, Michael Barkett, Kayla Barko, Amanda Benson, Alex Bogar, Ben Bogen, Catherine Brown, Michael Cardone, Emily Conroy, Alexander DeChurch, Marisa DeSanto, Michael Dohar, Devon Doran, Ariana Ellis, Amanda Freedman, Emily Gianetti, Rebekah Green, Ashley Haley, Alanna Holcomb, Andrew Jarvis, Rachel Jenkins, Maria Kenner, Jennifer Love, Sabrina Mangapora, Sara Martinko, Jennifer Morris, Katharine Morrison, Mary Kate Motolenich, Bhamini Patel, Allison Pavlansky, Kelly Richards, Olivia Roy, Lydia Scheel, Alexa SchmidtMichele Sorice, Emily Stedge, Alex Tareshawty, Alyssa Titi, Elizabeth Urig, Karen Vankovich, Leah Vitek, Jonathon Wagner, Hayley Ward, Jamie Watt, Jenna Weems, Dylan Williams, Makenzie Wronkovich, and Rachel Wyand.



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