FDSH inducts NHS members

Thirty-nine Fort Dodge Senior High students were inducted into the National Honor Society Sunday.

Students are chosen based on their academics, leadership, activities, work experience and recognition and awards both in and out of school.

This year’s NHS inductees included: Kelsey Albrecht, Shyler Allbee, Sarah Amhof, Alexis Astor, Allison Birnbaum, Madison Bodholdt, Emma Bruen, Ayenna Cagaanan, Bella Chou, Victoria Coleman, Sydney Crotts, Stefan Crowl, Natalie Dillon, Haleigh Dolder, Stephanie Dunbar, Madison Egli, Hunter Fors, Karianna Grindberg, Timothy Hatton, Katelyn Helgevold, Timothy Hogan, Hope Hugghins, Hannah Hughes, Aric Lehrkamp, Gesila Macek, Matthew Olsthoorn, Emily Parsons, Jacob Porter, Shelby Portz, Erin Ruden, Neely Scharf, Michaela Spaulding, Andrew Stover, Krunal Thakor, Elizabeth Thomas, Erin Trunnell, Tucker Van Wey, Joseph Walston and Parker Van Zyl

“These students are leaders in the classroom as well as clubs, teams, sports, churches and the community,” said Fran Long, NHS advisor. “The organization and responsibility they have learned while in school will serve them well in the future.”

Juniors and seniors who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for consideration for NHS membership. All FDSH faculty members rate each candidate on the basis of character, leadership and service. A faculty committee of 15 members representing nearly every department then meets to discuss candidates, review all the information and make selections.

NHS members are involved in various service projects throughout the year including a fall picnic for the foreign exchange students, sponsoring two blood drives at FDSH which produce many new donors and more than 100 pints of blood and bell ringing for the Salvation Army during the holidays.

According to the NHS’s website, it is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students for their excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character. Membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to continue active involvement in their school and community.