By Jan Stevens
On April 29, 2008, Andes Central School inducted students into the National Honor Society and NYS Business and Marketing Honor Society. Cheyenne Tait, president of both Honor Societies, opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and Hattie Brown led the singing of the Andes Central School Alma Mater. Mr. Paul Moore, CEO of CitiHope International, gave an inspirational speech on the qualities of honor. In a candlelight ceremony before grades 5-12, the following students were inducted:
National Honor Society
Emery “Hattie” Brown
A reception for the inductees, their parents/guardians, and faculty members was held in the library immediately following the ceremony.
The ideals used to consider students for selection into the National Honor Society are Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. Students must carry an 85% or higher cumulative average during their high school career. However, no student is inducted simply because of a high academic average. Each student is required to complete an application recording their Co-curricular activities, leadership positions, service activities, recognition and awards, and other community activities and work experience. The student is then interviewed by a faculty council, who make the final determination of candidates for induction based upon the rules set forth by the National Honor Society. The NHS strives to recognize the “total” student – one who excels in all areas.
Qualifications for membership into the Business/Marketing Honor Society require the students to have completed 1 unit of business marketing by the end of the current school year and they should be planning to take at least 1 additional business course before graduation. Juniors and Seniors should have completed at least 2 units of business/marketing by the end of the current school year and Juniors should be planning on taking at least one additional business course before graduation. The characteristics of BMHS are scholarship, leadership, character and professionalism.
We at Andes Central School are very proud of these students and their achievements.~