“It’s a great accomplishment for them,” adviser Bridgit Lacey said after the April 26 induction ceremony in the gymnasium.
“A faculty committee reviews their applications and knowing them as a person and a student in school, they have really proven to them they exemplify everything that NHS stands for in the areas of academics, service, character and leadership.
“So these students are going above and beyond what is asked of them in the everyday classroom and in the community and even in sports. They are now the stand-out students at South Central who have been chosen,” added Lacey, who teaches business and technology at SCHS and the elementary school.
The new inductees are: Lillian Albaladejo, Madison Allen, Cameron Ayers, William Bacon, Simon Blair, Chance Branham, Benjamin Chaffee III, Rebecca Cotterman, Ashton Dotson, Devin Hess, Emma K. Keysor, Timothy Jayes, Mason Kiesel, David Lamoreaux, Ryleigh McMillin, Chesnee Pope, Chiarra Powell, Madison Schaffer, Isaiah Seidel, Taylor Sexton, Emma Suddith, Blaine Wheeler and Taylor Willits.
Senior Emma Keysor is the NHS president at South Central.
“I like being president of the National Honor Society because I feel like people put a lot of trust in me and I have a lot of responsibility to represent the school,” said the daughter of Michael of Kayoko, of Delphi.
“I have been able to volunteer a lot. I have been able to make new friends in the group and I have been able to get to know the teachers and stuff better by working with them.”
The other South Central officers are vice president Tyler Sherer, secretary Wyatt Caudill, and treasurer Holly Hale. The remaining members are: Rachel Bond, Ally Burton, Jay Cook, Izzy Hauler, Michael Marquardt, Ellery McKee, Tucker Mills, Bailey Mitchell, Cristiano Murphy, Lexus Music, Paige Roswell, Emily Walcher and Taylor Whitwright.
South Central members have volunteered by helping clean up the beaches at Lake Erie. They also raise money for various charities.
Mitchell, a senior, said being a member means a lot to her because “my peers and teachers recognize I have put a lot of hard work into my schooling and I try my best.”
The daughter of Lance and Kristin, of Greenwich, also said being a NHS member keeps her and the other students accountable.
“It puts a little bit of pressure on us because, like you said, we’re ‘the best of the best,’ so we have to keep our grades up and keep our image up,” she said.