National Honor Society gains new members


Maple Lake Senior High National Honor Society members take the NHS pledge during a Monday evening program in the MLHS auditorium.

Maple Lake Junior High National Honor Society members take the NHS pledge.

Jay Elsenpeter laughs while lighting a candle representing one of the four pillars of the National Honor Society, following some technical difficulties.

 

Thirty-four students joined the ranks of the Maple Lake Senior High National Honor Society, along with 27 new members of the Maple Lake Junior High National Honor Society, on Monday evening.
“Tonight’s inductees are students who not only perform in the classroom, but model all aspects of what we expect of a Maple Lake student,” MLHS Principal Dave Hansen said. “They are role models, leaders and give service to their community. They, time after time, simply do the right thing.”
“As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, ‘The reward of a thing well done is to have done it,’” student speaker Ashley Becker told her fellow NHS members. “Any recognition is just the icing on the cake, not to be expected but definitely to be enjoyed.”
Members of the MLHS NHS lit four candles to represent scholarship, leadership, service and character and junior high members lit candles representing those pillars as well as citizenship. Each candle-lighter shared a definition of each of the pillars.
As each ceremony concluded, the members recited the NHS pledge.
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