The Fulton City School District welcomed 28 new inductees to the Joseph Campolieta Chapter of the National Honor Society recently.
Fulton is unique in that the NHS student officers direct their induction ceremony.
Principal Donna Parkhurst said, “It’s wonderful to attend an event and be a guest while our young students run the show.”
Guest speaker and executive director of instruction and assessment Betsy Conners said in her speech: “I am a believer that you should challenge yourself, learn all that you can learn and dream the impossible dream, but I am also the believer that the only way you can reach those dreams is through hard work and taking care of others along the way. Never let life define who you are, but instead you have to define life.”
Junior Austin Wilde said he was grateful and excited to be involved with the National Honor Society.
“NHS is a great thing to be a part of, and it will be a big help in getting into college,” he said.
Wilde is in the top 25 of his class, captain of the soccer team and also serves as treasurer for both the science and ski clubs.
Parkhurst congratulated her students with the following words: “Each of you is a fine example of the very best that GRB has to offer, and I am confident that you will carry this honor with integrity and pride. As you know, membership in the National Honor Society is based not only on scholarship but also on leadership, service and character.”
The 2015 FCSD NHS inductees are:
Caleb Almeter, Zachary Almeter, Gina Babcock, Jacob Bailey, Austin Beckwith, Callie Beckwith, Hannah Bennett, Haley Chesbro, Olivia Coakley, Jonathon Cummins, Samuel DeMott, Ian Devendorf, Ethan Dexter, Kayla Dingman, Cody Green, Althea Henderson, Taylor Kesterke, Marisa LiVoti, Timothy McAfee, Jacob McDermott, Benjamin McKay, Susan McRae, Autumn Proto, Nicholas Riciputo, Liliana Rivera, Victor Runeare, David Tallents and Austin Wilde.