The newest members of the Minooka Community High School chapter of the National Honor Society were inducted during a ceremony Dec. 5 in the Minooka Central Campus Performing Arts Center.
The new NHS members include:
Seniors: Miranda Bette, Jonas Jones, Casey Klover, Stephanie Melendez, Julia Raczykowski and Joseph Salazar.
Juniors: Mia Alessio, Audrey Alexa, Allison Berkley, Nolan Bernicky, Jared Bieker, Austin Bodoh, Lisa Breen, Tommy Burrs, Claire Casagrande, Cameron Cimino, Victoria Cook, Kennedy Crye, Julia Dames, Rixie Davis, Ryan Doody, Jessica Ellis, Sarah Engle, Stanley Fabian, Tyler Fals, Megan Gardner, Miranda Gierman, Gary Gomez, Zachary Grasley, Breanna Hammer, John Horvat, Skyler Johnston, Kelsie Kasky, Olivia Kics, Bryson Laken, Nicole Lambert, Seth Lehr, Riley Marco, Laura Mascote, Madison Maynard, Brooke McNally, MaKenzie Munson, Samantha Norman, Madilynn Olenick, Abigail Pettigrew, Allison Quinn, Sierra Rabe, Madison Rauen, Julia Rayola, Emily Reedy, Caden Ritchey, Abigail Rivara, Nina Romac, Riley Roots, Muhammad Saleh, Taryn Sandei, Gianna Scorzo, Matthew Sitar, Meaghan Sitar, Lucas Smerica, Evan Stonitsch, Richard Undesser, Rafael Vieyra III, Patrick Ward, Hailee Wilmoth, Amanda Wilson and Mason Wittkofski.
The 2018-19 NHS Officers include Grace McClimon – president, Pablo Pardo – vice-president, Donna Korczak – secretary, Emily Blenck – treasurer, Gina Russel – historian, Abbey Pursell – community relations, and Joshua Beck – communications. All are seniors.
Each year’s NHS senior students select a staff member who exemplifies the characteristics of the National Honor Society. This year, the graduating NHS members selected Bradley Dorick as the honorary member of the year.
Also, during the ceremony, Amy Strohman, Minooka Class of 2009 alum and former NHS president, was the evening’s guest speaker.
National Honor Society candidates must meet the chapter’s requirements for scholarship, service, leadership and character in order to be selected for membership. Once members, students continue to exemplify these traits through numerous academic, social and civic efforts.
The Minooka National Honor Society sponsor is Donna Engel, and the assistant sponsor is Anthony Babich.