PARISH – Eight students from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District were inducted into the National Honor Society recently: Jenna Brockett, Andrianna DeHart, Deshae Jones, Devin Jones, Ethan Lenhart, Noah Schreyer, Courtney Trudeau and Rose Wilson.
This year, the current National Honor Society members were in charge of running the ceremony.
Mary Faulkner, a former teaching assistant at Altmar Elementary and a previous Dollars for Scholars president, was selected as this year’s guest speaker.
Faulkner asked the audience to remember a teacher or someone close that was an influence in their life.
She reminded the inductees that they too were influencers of those around them.
She encouraged them to continue pursuing scholarship, leadership, service and character.
“Remember to always keep your goals in mind,” said Faulkner.
Jenna Brockett is a member of the student government and the OCAY League as well as the president of the junior class. She is an active participant on the volleyball, golf and weightlifting teams. She plans to further her education after graduation in the fields of math and science.
Andrianna DeHart is a member of the varsity track & field and volleyball teams. Her plans include going to college and medical school for gastroenterology, then continuing on to research in the gastroenterology field.
Deshae Jones’ free time is filled with basketball, softball and soccer, as well as time spent with her family. She has been accepted to Mansfield University to study health and biology, where she will play division 2 softball.
Devin Jones is an avid athlete; she plays basketball, softball and soccer, for which she was recently voted as a Second Team All-League defensive player. Devin has also been accepted to Mansfield University, where she will play Division 2 softball as well.
Ethan Lenhart is a captain of the National Football Foundation championship team and a baseball player as well. He is also a member of the APW choir and drama department, as well as the Syracuse Homeschool Choir. He plans to further his education in music, particularly in opera singing.
Noah Schreyer is a prominent member of the drama and choir departments. He has participated in plays and musicals, the New York State School Music Association solo festival and All-State and All-County choirs. Further, Noah runs with the varsity indoor and outdoor track teams. He will continue his education to study marine biology.
Courtney Trudeau is a kindergarten classroom helper and is also a member of the track & field team. Courtney will graduate this year, a year early, then will continue to study biochemical engineering.
Rose Wilson participates in the high school student government and science club. She also makes important contributions to the productions of the drama department. After graduation, she would like to attend LeMoyne College to study actuarial sciences.
“As a high school principal, nothing brings me more joy than the academic successes of our students,” said APW Junior /Senior High School Principal Michelle Crisafulli.