MASON — A ceremony inducting students into two separate honor societies was held at Wahama High School last week.
Seventeen students were tapped into the newly formed Rho Kappa Society Studies Honor Society, while 22 were inducted into the National Honor Society.
Isaiah Pauley, president of the school’s Rho Kappa chapter, gave the welcoming address. Heather Grimm, Tilar Darst, Rebecca Gerlach and Madison VanMeter explained the criteria for membership.
Inductees into the society included Pauley, Grimm, Darst, Gerlach and VanMeter, as well as Matthew Wood, Elizabeth Mullins, Kristen DeVault, Mikenzie Warth, Christopher Hesson, Bryton Grate, Shelby Gerlach, Ashley Adams, Krista Clay, Molly Fisher, Grace Hill, and Nena Hunt.
Logan Bissell, National Honor Society president, led that portion of the ceremony. She was later recognized and presented a gift by incoming president Rebecca Groves.
Criteria for the National Honor Society, which includes scholarship, service, leadership and character, were presented by Mason Hicks, Jared Nutter, Jaelyn Plants and Taylor Warden.
New members tapped were Grace Hill, Nathan Redman, Isaiah Pauley, Kyle Sines, Nolan Pierce, Christopher Hesson, Bryton Grate, Madison VanMeter, Mikenzie Warth, Heather Grimm, Clayton Sines,
Elizabeth Mullins, Lauren Fields, Baylee Hoffman, Kaleigh Stewart, Matthew Wood, Alexis Roush, Colton Arrington, Kerigan Blake, Mattie Petry, Brycen Oliver, and Phillip Hoffman.
Catherine Hamm serves as teacher advisor of both honor societies. Teacher Dan Morhardt also assisted with the ceremony.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.