Midlothian Honors Exceptional Students

National Honor Society Induction

Photo by: BJ Beckwith
Juniors Lily Hayes and Samantha Boero show off their honors and certificates at the National Honor Society induction.

On March 26, 2018, the Midlothian High School National Honor Society (NHS) chapter, run by Mrs. Laurie Costello and Mrs. Erinn Dinsmore, inducted new members. Many students balance rigorous academics on top of sports, fine arts, and community service. These students also exhibit strong leadership qualities, such as: honesty, respect, and responsibility. The purpose of the society is to commend and recognize outstanding high school students who go above and beyond in their schools and communities. Megan Wunderlich, a junior heavily involved in academics, marching band, and Midlothian field hockey and lacrosse programs, shares that “leaving the induction, [she] was filled with a sense of accomplishment”. Excitement and chatter filled the room as students and families filed into the room. Starting the night of celebration and honor, Associate Principal Mrs. Elizabeth Baber introduced Just For Show and the choral director Mrs. Michelle Graham, who performed Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium.

NHS President Katie Daniluk introduced Vice President Kyle Daniluk, Secretary Sarah Arezo, and Historian Addie White. The team of officers described the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. With each pillar described, a different officer lit a candle on the table before the students and family. The inductees then raised their right hands and recited the National Honor Society PledgeI pledge to uphold the high purpose of the National Honor Society to which I have been selected; I will be true to the principles for which it stands; I will be loyal to my school, and will maintain and encourage high standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Katie Daniluk listed names upon names of seniors and juniors to come to the front of the auditorium for the final step in their induction. Current National Honor Society members inducted the newcomers with white carnations and certificates.

Once the entirety of the new inductees had been inducted, the audience of friends and families burst into cheers and rounds of applause. New inductees gathered to take a group picture and then dispersed to mingle and take photos with friends and family. The current NHS members hosted a reception for inductees and their families in the open commons. NHS members laughed and chattered over cake, fresh fruit, brownies, and cookies. Junior Class President Sujeet Alwin shares that the induction left him “feeling special” and proud of himself and those inducted with him.

Way to go, Midlothian students! Keep up the laudable virtues of integrity and service.