GM Honor Society inducts 10 new members

The Flamstead Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 10 new members in a ceremony and celebration on Thursday, April 24 at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester.

NHS President Emily Comstock.

NHS President Emily Comstock.

The 93-year-old National Honor Society, with chapters in all 50 states, honors students who have “demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character,” according to its website. The honor is open to all sophomores and juniors with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0. Those students are asked to apply by filling out an application for that includes letters of recommendation and a resume.

The induction was preceded by speeches from school advisor and guidance counselor Ally Oswald as well as NHS President Emily Comstock and other members of the board as well as GMUHS Principal Tom Ferenc. Each new member was presented with a yellow rose, which the member then presented to a parent or guardian.

The new members include Lilith Dyke Gragg and Samantha Wood, both in the Class of 2015, and Sarah Baker, Kyle Cyr, Rylee Ewald, Robert Haseltine, Sarah Martel, Heather Morse, Hannah Sheere and Kaitlin Wells, all of the Class of 2016.

From left, Hannah Potter, Marjorie DesLauriers, Emily Tornquist and Leah Cunningham.

From left, Honor Society officers are Hannah Potter and Marjorie DesLauriers, co-vice presidents, Emily Tornquist, treasurer, and Leah M. Cunningham, secretary.

In the front row from left, Sarah Martel, Emily Tornquist, Leah Bodin, Robert Haseltine, Kyle Cyr, Chad Leonard, Courtney Pollard, Vanessa Griswold and Lilith Dyke Gragg. Back row from left, Hannah Sheere, Kaitlin Wells, Heather Morse, Rylee Ewald, Rachel Martel, Hannah Potter, Marjorie DesLauriers, Emily Comstock, Leah Cunningham, Hanley Murray, Samantha Wood, Casie Walton, Madeline Fulkerson, Ashley Austin, Alecia Rokes and Sarah Martel.

In the front row from left, Sarah Martel, Emily Tornquist, Leah Bodin, Robert Haseltine, Kyle Cyr, Chad Leonard, Courtney Pollard, Vanessa Griswold and Lilith Dyke Gragg. Back row from left, Hannah Sheere, Kaitlin Wells, Heather Morse, Rylee Ewald, Rachel Martel, Hannah Potter, Marjorie DesLauriers, Emily Comstock, Leah M. Cunningham, Hanley Murray, Samantha Wood, Casie Walton, Madeline Fulkerson, Ashley Austin, Alecia Rokes and Sarah Baker.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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