MAYVILLE - The National Honor Society at Chautauqua Lake Central School welcomed new members in a recent candlelight ceremony held in the District Auditorium.
The inductees include seniors Emily Bukowski, daughter of Stephanie and James Bukowski of Mayville; David Hindman, son of Brette and Craig Hindman of Dewittville; Karlie Johnson, daughter of Debbie and Jim Wright and Linda and Gerry Johnson, all of Westfield; Emily Means, daughter of Shannon and William Means of Mayville; Luke Smith, son of Nancy and Mark Smith of Mayville; and Jed Walsh, son of Shelly and Thomas Walsh of Mayville; and juniors Anna Gerber, daughter of Tara and John Gerber of Mayville; Eric Homme, daughter of Dena Carlson of Ashville and Russell Homme of Stockton; Andrew Pezzulo, son of Cheryl Love of Mayville; Hannah Rauh, daughter of Megan and John Rauh of Ashville; Mary Schmitz, daughter of Elizabeth and Jon Schmitz of Mayville; Luciana Sena, daughter of Carol and Richard Sena of Ashville; and Sam Snyder, son of Amy and Steve Snyder of Mayville.
They join these members, all seniors: Claire Johnson, president; Jessica Fortney and Jessie Meredith, co-vice presidents; Rebecca Silliman, secretary; Maria Sena, treasurer; Kaitlyn Elderkin, historian; and members Daniel Gleason, Gregory Hoitink and Jessica Latimer.
New members of the National Honor Society at Chautauqua Lake Central School are (from left) front row: Erica Homme, Karlie Johnson, Anna Gerber and Luciana Sena; center row: Mary Schmitz, Emily Means, Hannah Rauh and Emily Bukowski; and back row: Andrew Pezzulo, Jed Walsh, Luke Smith, David Hindman and Sam Snyder. The students were selected based on scholarship, service, leadership and character and were inducted during a candlelight ceremony.
Membership in the National Honor Society recognizes students who excel in scholarship, service, leadership and character. According to national guidelines, students with a grade point average of 87.0 or higher are invited to apply to be considered as potential NHS members. They must document their school activities and submit letters of recommendation confirming their service and leadership experiences. A Faculty Advisory Council makes the final selections.
The National Honor Society is currently holding their annual food drive and Christmas Project. By accepting contributions from students, staff and community members, the students will provide food, personal care items and gifts to needy children and families in the community.
NHS members sponsored a December blood drive in cooperation with the America Red Cross. In June, in cooperation with the Community Blood Bank, they will sponsor another blood drive. Members also participate in other service activities and numerous local fundraisers. In addition, each member is required to complete 24 hours of independent community service each year.
The National Honor Society advisors at Chautauqua Lake Central School are Timothy Cowan and Tara Reyda.