New Members for National Honor Society

Our local National Honor Society has been experiencing increased activity lately, and luckily for me, I have an inside scoop as to what is going on.

Recently, the National Honor Society were proud to induct new members for the upcoming year.  The ceremony took place on April 13 and was elegantly put together by Ms. Beaumont and Mrs. Burt.  Congratulations to the new members:


Kenneth Adames-Ramos

Alanna Anderson

Adam Krauss

DeShawn Smith

Rossmery Tejada-Contreras

Darius White


Taylor AshleyRyan BailineNathaniel BajakianKayla Barbarito

Morgan Bowhall

Shaylee Collins

Christian Colvard

Samantha Eppley

Nicole Evans

Kenneth Ferraro

Jarod Frey

Kyle Fuller

Tyler Godin

Rae Goodrich

Tyler Heflin

Taylor Hoch

Alexandria Horton

Logan Infantine

Alex Kirkby

Brenna KruegerDerek KuhnBrynne LaFaveEmily Lapp

Haley Mandakunis

Haley Martinez

Kayla Ruttan

Anthony Seybolt

Kayla Side

Kalyn Smith

Dominik Sullivan

Courtney Trudeau

Oscar Vasquez

Maggie Veiga

Ken Victor Vigilancia

Juliana Whittingslow

Jacob Wilkins

Hanna Wulf

And now with new members aboard, they are excited to begin their annual Relay For Life fundraising.  Every year the organization has tried to find new and exciting ways to raise awareness and money for those who have lost someone to or have experienced cancer themselves and this year they are projected to do well.

The National Honor Society plans on involving the whole school through various and easy accessible means.  The crew plans on selling luminaries, “footprints” that can be bought and will be hung up around the school, having a hat day, and selling glow bracelets to wear during the actual event.

Some new ways the National Honor Society plans on raising money for the event is through scratch-off tickets and a team webpage.

The owner of a ticket will ask potential donors to scratch-off any circle they desire, however, the catch is that instead of receiving the number stated, they will have to donate the amount.

There is also a webpage in which people can donate money through, helping the students get relatives and other friends from around the country a chance to donate as well.

Seniors have also been invited by the Board for dinner at the Commons on Fort Drum in the near future.

Current President of the Indian River National Honor Society, Sarah Mattingly stated, “I am really excited about the upcoming events for the NHS, including Relay for Life and the Senior dinner with the Board of Education.  The group is planning to surpass the amount raised for Relay for Life last year with a goal of $2,500 this year!”

Big things are in store for the National Honor Society with the next generation, and I can’t wait to see what they will accomplish.