MEMBERSHIP — The CHS Honor Society, with their new inductees is now 34 members strong. From the left in front are Megan Arndt, Rachel Lamb, Sidney Slezak, Kara Bandow, Taylor Johnson, Sam Larson and Nikki Linn. In the next row are Graham Grubb, Josiah Moerkerke, Nathan Gage, Claire Nelson, Amber Stenson, Kasey Brownell and Katey VanderVeen. In the next row are Amelia DeBoo, Emily Weisgram, Sam Carroll, Ciara Bender, Meagan Breding, Brittany Greyn and Erica Grubb. In the next row are Erika VanderVeen, Will Shirley, Dallas VanLuchene, Jacob Gouchenour, Steven Peters, Calvin Ophus and Ben Moerkerke. In the back row are Nathan Kleinsasser, Alyssa Keil and Jenny Silvernale. Not pictured are Bethany Grubb, Jayleen Harris and Rob Brenteson. Photo courtesy of Debbie Ostertag
The Conrad High School National Honor Society (NHS) spring induction was held on April 26 in the CHS Auditorium.
It was the first official function of the newly remodeled auditorium.
During the ceremony, seventeen students were inducted into the Conrad Chapter of NHS. The students included two juniors: Megan Arndt and Nikki Linn; and 15 sophomores: Ciara Bender, Meagan Breding, Sam Carroll, Amelia DeBoo, Jacob Gouchenour, Brittany Greyn, Erica Grubb, Sam Larson, Ben Moerkerke, Calvin Ophus, Steven Peters, Will Shirley, Erika VanderVeen, Dallas VanLuchene and Emily Weisgram.
With the induction, the NHS membership is now 34 members strong.
In the absence of President Bethany Grubb and Vice President, Jayleen Harris, Secretary Jenny Silvernale along with Service co-chairs Alyssa Keil and Nathan Kleinsasser presented the program and conducted the installation.
The program consisted of readings on the four pillars of NHS, character, leadership, service, and scholarship. During the installation, a candle was lit to represent each of the four pillars. Then each inductee was called upon to sign the by-laws of the Conrad chapter and receive their pin and membership card.
Throughout the year the Conrad chapter of NHS has been involved in various service projects.
Among them were offering refreshments to the participants of the Crop Walk, as well as marking the path; decorating the Horizon Lodge for Christmas; cleaning the glass around the mezzanine of the gym; and sponsoring the student Red Cross Blood Drive at CHS.
This year the student Red Cross Blood Drive had 31 people presenting and produced 25 units of blood, with 20 first time donors. In order for a student to donate he/she must be at least 17 years of age and meet weight and height requirements.
After the ceremony, participants and guests were treated to treats prepared by Cheryl Schlepp and her mother Mrs. Kauk.
The auditorium added a nice ambiance to the NHS induction, and the NHS Spring Induction was a good inaugural event for the auditorium, noted Debbie Ostertag, NHS advisor.