GC VILLAGE — Four Grand Canyon High School students were inducted in to the local chapter of the National Honor Society early last week.
Members of the Grand Canyon chapter of the National Honor Society include, from left, front row: Kristin Olsen, Cayla Shearer, Erin Wahler, Erin Northup; back row, John Hender, Austin Lindig, Brian Hays, Becky Taylor, Mike Vincent. Not pictured: Ryan Maloney.
John Hender, Austin Lindig, Cayla Shearer and Mike Vincent joined Grand Canyon’s previous six members in a ceremony April 17 at Thunderbird Lodge on the South Rim.
The previously-inducted members of the NHS chapter were Brian Hays, Ryan Maloney, Erin Northup, Kristin Olsen, Becky Taylor and Erin Wahler.
The inductees became eligible with a minimum 3.3 grade-point average and must display leadership, service, scholarship and character.
NHS adviser Becky Crumbo served as emcee for the ceremony while the guest speaker was Chuck Wahler, president of the Grand Canyon School Board.
Wahler encouraged the NHS members to work hard to reach goals they set in life. He shared a couple of examples of inspirational people who made a difference in their endeavors.
The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students.
More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.
Those four characteristics of NHS have been associated with members since the organization’s beginnings in 1921.
NHS members then took part in a candlelight ceremony and an oath was taken by the inductees. Afterward, the students, parents and school officials enjoyed cake and punch.