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FHS students inducted into NHS

Sixty-nine Farragut High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society Tuesday, Oct. 16.

FHS mathematics teacher Jane Barnes, who co-sponsors the students along with fellow mathematics teacher Angie Buckman, said, “We hold these inductions in October every year.

“We have a huge club because we have so many children who qualify.”

Barnes added FHS’s total club membership is about 200 students.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals established the National Honor Society in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students. The NHS constitution states, “The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools,” and places strict requirements on students who qualify for the program.

Barnes said, “They have to maintain a 3.5 grade-point average and be active in the community. Being an active part of the community is what qualifies them [to apply] for membership. Are they already an active member of their community and do they have membership hours outside of school hours?”

Membership in NHS requires the students to serve both community and school volunteer hours to retain their active memberships.

“We are the volunteer arm of the high school. If [the community] needs help with anything, they contact us. We help with things like clothing drives, Chocolatefest and any community activities that involve Farragut. These are just some examples of some things we help staff. The students also help teachers with special projects or help in classrooms to earn school hours,” Barnes said.

Students receive more than just the honor of belonging to the NHS.

“It proves to colleges on their transcript that they have not only maintained a high grade-point average, but they have maintained that while being active participants in making their school and their community a better place,” Barnes said.

The following is a list of the 69 newest inductees: Trey Atkins, Vishwa Barot, Shea Beltran, Kyle Binder, Sara Bowen, Erika Brandt, Erin Brelsford, Josh Burnett, Emily Calvert, Nathaniel Cameron, Adam Carr, Maryli Cheng, Toni Cloniger, Alexander Cole, Marisa Craig, Madelyn Crawford, Hannah Donnelly, Brittany Doss, Alyssa Dresen, Elizabeth Duffey, Weston Duke, Melissa Eggert, Brooke Fraser, Hari Ganesan, Lauren Healey, Stirling Heath, Michael Hsueh, Becca Keyes, Aqsa Khan, Grace Kihm, Andrew King, Steven Lawhon, Amy Lin, Evan Lohrey, Anthony Lundy, David Martin, Jessalyn McDowell, Kayleigh Milas, Michael Mihelic, Daniel Morrell, Chelsea Ottenfeld, Emily Panjehpour, Bhavika Patel, Andrew Patterson, Holly Podgorski, Adam Prosise, Niranjani Radhakrishnan, Lindsay Rogerson, Jennifer Rutherford, Kim Shook, Anna Simanis, Renee Slawsky, Shireen Sobhani, Emily Sousa, Anika Strand, Grant Tabor, Cara Turski, Elyse Vaughn, Lauren Weil, Stephanie Weir, Nick Wendel, Daniel Wentz, Brianna White, Kyle White, Lindsay Wickman, Stephen Winborne, Alexis Wong and Keongmin Yoon.


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