Students inducted into National Honor Society

Nov. 9, 2009

The Hamilton High School Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) inducted 38 juniors and seniors Oct. 19 for membership at an event in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center that began with a traditional candelight ceremony.


Students were selected on the basis of academic excellence, outstanding service, character and leadership at school and in the greater community. To be considered for the honor, students must complete a rigorous selection process that includes an essay, four letters of recommendation along with documentation of all service, leadership positions and awards received.


“The 2009 National Honor Society inductees represent a select group of Hamilton juniors and seniors who have worked hard and made a difference in their community,” said Hamilton NHS Advisor and German teacher Robin Tessereau.


Students inducted were:

• Kirsten Anderson

• Jasmine Badreddine

• Vanessa Balistrieri

• Danielle Barbian

• Melanie Beaudry

• Cassandra Chiao

• Lindsey Dary

• Jamie Destache

• Chelsea Fischer

• Alyssa Gohr

• Courtney Gray

• Bradley Helm

• Zachary Hintz

• Kelsey Jasinski

• Hanna Jensen

• Stephanie Keller

• Alexandra Klann

• Tyler Kloehn

• Jacob Luedtke

• Sean Mason

• Michael McGinnis

• Paula Myatt

• Michael Newman

• Brooke Patterson

• Julie Posh

• Katherine Rashid

• Morgan Reimer

• Alexandra Riska

• Michael Ruminski

• Brienne Schaefer

• Leah Schaumberg

• Ally Schmidt

• Margaret Stollberg

• Erin Swierczek

• Sarah Tighe

• Heidi Umhoefer

• Rebecca Voss

• Kathryn Weinand


Ray Lilley, a motivational speaker from CORE Strength Academy, spoke about overcoming obstacles that stand in the way of achieving goals. Current NHS members Amanda Wagner, Hannah Wiesneski, Andrew Kristensen and Talon Zarling spoke about the four pillars of NHS – scholarship, service, leadership and character. The Hamilton Charger Drumline provided musical entertainment . NHS president and vice-president Anthony Lee and Sarah Vowels moderated the evening. Hamilton NHS Faculty Council President Steve Akin announced each inductee, and Principal Candis Mongan and Associate Principals Keith Nerby and Pete Ferge presented the students with a NHS pin, official membership card and certificate and a yellow rose.


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