By Susan Hartley
December 4, 2013
SIDNEY — Members of the Lehman Catholic Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held a tapping ceremony for the newest members selected for membership. The 26 new members were identified in a traditional tapping ceremony by current members during a school assembly just prior to the Thanksgiving recess. A formal induction ceremony will be held on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 26, at the school.
Seniors selected as new members include Allen Armstrong, Gabe Berning, Madeline Franklin, and McKenna Guillozet.
Juniors selected for membership include Jennifer Kaeck, Katie Karr, Ben Montgomery, Ellie Sargent, Ally Schmidt, Ava Schmitz, Dylan Sherman, Olivia Slagle, Travis Thornton, and Josh West.
Sophomores selected are Nate Bosway, Michelle Duritsch, Diana Gibson, Janelle Gravunder, Caroline Heitmeyer, Cassidy Hemm, Kassie Lee, Nick Neumeier, Emily Reinhart, Adrian Sehlhorst, Adam Vanderhorst, and Ana Vazquez.
The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Membership in the National Honor Society requires ongoing community service. Lehman students are selected as candidates for membership based on their grade point average and activity points assigned for various school and community activities. Students who meet these criteria are then evaluated by the Lehman faculty in the areas of leadership and character.
The current officers of the Lehman Catholic Chapter are Julia Harrelson, president; Jordi Emrick, vice-president; Olivia Sehlhorst, secretary; and John Schmiesing, treasurer. Included in the organization’s community service activities are peer tutoring, a Thanksgiving food drive, cleaning the gymnasium following basketball games, and serving as guides for Lehman’s annual Open House. The faculty adviser for the Lehman Catholic Chapter is Pam Wendel.