PHOTO GALLERY — National Honor Society
A group of 13 Eudora High School seniors, juniors and sophomores were inducted into the Eudora High School Chapter of the National Honor Society during a ceremony April 12 at Eudora Middle School. A potluck dinner in the commons area of the school preceded the induction ceremony.
To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3, which is higher than the 3.0 required by the state. Additionally, potential members must meet high standards of three specific areas: leadership, service and character. After qualifying for membership, students apply for consideration. Faculty members then measure the students' three areas of qualification. A faculty council of five teachers appointed by the principal then uses the averaged scores to determine the new members.
Eudora has inducted 276 members into the honor society since 1978.
NHS president Brendan Jackson gave a welcome and introduction.
Vice president Derin Stewart began the candle ceremony by lighting the green candle, which represents scholarship. Treasurer Tyler Hartpence lit the gold candle for service. Secretary Samantha Box lit the purple candle, representing leadership, and student council representative Mark Abel lit the red candle, representing character.
Member Jesie Stout lit the white candle, which represented truth and knowledge. Each of the new members lit their own candle from the white candle as Jackson announced each new member. After reciting the pledge, those inducted were presented to the audience as this year's newest members.
New members are senior Christopher Durkin; juniors Megan Ballock, Carrie Lister, Guy Kirby Montgomery, Kyle Reynolds, Nolan Smith and Victoria Tunget; and sophomores Mary Cox, Ashley Gill, Brittney Graff, Desiree Marmon, Christina Pyle and Jessica Stewart.
Current members are seniors Kevin Abel, Samantha Box, Kristina Clark, Andy Coffman, Nichole Ellison, Tyler Hartpence, Brendan Jackson, Donna Lounsbury, Kayla Moyer, Kara Pittman, Jacqueline Pyle, Derin Stewart, Jesie Stout, Cecilia Stumpff and Julie White; and juniors Mark Abel, Kelsey Epperson and Tim Moran.
Amy Gingrich is the adviser for the National Honor Society.