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Hannibal Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

Senior Steven Baker lights a candle signifying his membership into the National Honor Society.
Senior Steven Baker lights a candle signifying his membership into the National Honor Society.

HANNIBAL – Eighteen Hannibal High School students recently joined elite company when they were inducted into the Sadie Adamy chapter of the National Honor Society.

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Senior Steven Baker lights a candle signifying his membership into the National Honor Society.

The new inductees were lauded for their scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character, as Principal Stephen Dunn offered words of encouragement.

He noted that each inductee was well-rounded and exemplified the five pillars that are required for NHS membership.

“Thoughts generally go toward academics during this ceremony,” Dunn said. “But the NHS is more than that. These students have much more going for them than just the ability to get good grades.”

NHS co-advisers Carol Burch and Lisa Mason said the inductees exhibit good citizenship and participate in several volunteer service activities throughout the year.

The 18 new inductees into the Hannibal chapter of the National Honor Society pose for a photo after the ceremony.
The 18 new inductees into the Hannibal chapter of the National Honor Society pose for a photo after the ceremony.

They coordinate a Red Cross Blood drive three times a year, lend their time at the annual Christmas Bureau Carnival, deliver Christmas baskets to HCSD families, and each spearhead an individual service project.

“I’ve had the opportunity to watch you grow into fine citizens,” said HCSD Superintendent Christopher Staats. “You’re amazing people. I’m so proud to call you a fellow Warrior.”

The new inductees are: Steven Baker, Krystina Carnifax, Christina Cole, Jillian Hall, Katherine McCraith and Makayla Zapanta (seniors); and Joseph Cerrillo IV, Kelsey Combes, Nathan Crego, Savanah France, Hannah Heald, Jacob Kelly, Noah Kuc, Ryan Nosko, Dillon Plantz, Zachary Shortslef, Erica Stauring and Bradley Wiggins (juniors).