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Thirty Phoenix Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

Thirty John C. Birdlebough High School students were recognized for their scholarship, leadership, character and service as they were recently inducted into the National Honor Society.

Angie Neiss, adviser for the JCB chapter of the National Honor Society, congratulates inductee Cahel Donovan during a recent ceremony.
Angie Neiss, adviser for the JCB chapter of the National Honor Society, congratulates inductee Cahel Donovan during a recent ceremony.

Family, friends, teachers and Phoenix Central School District administrators filled the school auditorium to congratulate the students during a ceremony Nov. 1.

NHS adviser Angie Neiss applauded the students for their accomplishments and said she is looking forward to working with the inductees in the future.

Assistant Principal Patrick Fitch echoed Neiss’ sentiments as the students prepared to take the NHS pledge.

“This represents an extremely prestigious and honorable level of achievement,” Fitch said. “You have demonstrated the qualities of scholarship, leadership, service and character.”

After reciting the pledge, current NHS members introduced the inductees and welcomed them into the organization.

Superintendent Christopher Byrne made the induction official as he presented the students with a pin signifying their membership into the NHS.

The newest members of the Phoenix chapter of the NHS join 50 existing members.

This year’s inductees were Gabriella Allen, Keara Backus, Maggie Lee Basile, Marcus Berube, Erika Brown, Ashley Carbonaro, Gianna DeRoberts, Cahel Donovan, Matthew Francis, Hannah Gilbert, Declan Hawthorne, Nicole Henry, Megan Hess, Emilie Hilliard, Wendy Li, Ashley Margrey, Taylor Mattice, Jacob Murphy, Makayla Newvine, Olivia Ripley, Kristine Rowe, Hannah Sallis, Mairin Sgroi, Mariah Scheirer, Crystal Stobart, Olivia Thrall, Josh Van Gorder, Garrett Watkins, Sydney Young and Edward Zellar.