National Honors Society Inducts New Members



The National Honor Society’s logo, showing the pillar that is symbolic of the organization.

On Monday, Oct. 14, families and friends within the Westminster community gathered in the theatre to watch and support their loved ones during the annual National Honors Society (NHS) induction ceremony. With 89 inductees total, students from tenth through twelfth grade were featured and honored.

The ceremony kicked off with an opening prayer by Gina Butterfield, NHS advisor. Lasting for about an hour, the ceremony consisted of the NHS pledge, presented by senior Carsyn Beachy, as well as a performance by seniors Michael Lee and Daniel Herrera of the hymn “Take My Life and Let it Be.”

Seven students, all NHS officers, along with NHS Advisor, Butterfield, and Head of Student Development, Dani Butler, took to the stage to highlight all of the students that represent the program’s four pillars and core values: leadership, scholarship, service, and character.

Following the end of the ceremony, after a closing prayer was delivered by Butler, the new NHS members and other attendees celebrated over drinks and snacks during a short reception in the Grand Entry.

“It was a really sweet ending to a great event,” said Kate Dempsey, sophomore. “It was really nice to be honored by my peers and the staff.”