On April 30, Old Rochester Regional High School’s Class of 2014 was inducted into the National Honor Society. The new advisor, Sarabeth Fleming Morrell, held practices for the new inductees and current members for the night’s events. Current members assist Morrell with the very specific induction ceremony, following in the tradition of the years past.
Fifty-one juniors (and a couple of seniors) will be inducted into the National Honor Society this year. The event was held in the high school cafeteria, where current members aided the event. Guest speakers included previous National Honor Society member Teresa Dall and current English teacher Kathleen Brunelle, as well as current National Honor Society officers.
The National Honor Society strives for leadership, scholarship, service, and character themes that are emphasized heavily through the candlelight ceremony. The inductees are required to pledge their commitment to these values as part of their induction.
The ORRHS Honor Society organizes such activities as tutoring, competition teams for the Honor Bowl, and community service projects around the holidays. Members are also allowed to go anywhere in the school without having to fill out a pass. Some of the community service projects include the annual Blood Drive at the school, as well as the Thanksgiving Food Drive and a Christmas gift campaign aimed toward helping local shelters.
By Jessica Correia