By John Anderson

Senior class members of the National Honor Society gather on stage after the processional. ©John R. Anderson

Senior class members of the National Honor Society gather on stage after the processional. ©John R. Anderson

On Thursday evening, the National Honor Society at Auburn High School inducted 25 new members including seniors Christopher Brodeur, George Matthew, and Jennavieve Woeller along with juniors Nhi Nguyen and Roshani Patel.

In their first year of eligibility, inducted sophomores were Elizabeth Anusauskas, Tea Belog, Sarah Cavanaugh, Siobhan Collins, Gracie Curtis, Leah Healey, Rachel Hearnlaye, Kileigh Hynes, Jillian Katinas, James Krikorian, Ioannis Kyriazis, Emma Lyons, Anthony Miranda, Brianna Montville, Emily Narel, Julia Sypek, Zachary Taylor, Jacob Turcotte, Danielle Williams, and Allison Woeller.

Faculty Advisors Bethany Dunton and Spencer Kennard welcomed the students and On Thursday evening, the National Honor Society at Auburn High School inducted 25 new membersguests, and seniors Alex Morrow and Tom Gannon played guitar during the candlelight processional.

NHS President Kaitlin Cole greeted the guests, and then NHS Historian Samantha Dinsdale reviewed the membership service projects from the past year which included volunteering at the Life Care Center and a dog shelter; adopting families from Auburn Youth and Family Services; sending Christmas gifts to overseas military personnel; and even leaving goodie bags for the AHS faculty to help relieve the winter blues.

Dinsdale said, “We take great pride in giving back to the community.” She then introduced a slide show that highlighted NHS events during the last year.

Paul Frost was the keynote speaker at Auburn High’s National Honor Society Induction Ceremony last night. ©John R. Anderson

Paul Frost was the keynote speaker at Auburn High’s National Honor Society Induction Ceremony last night. ©John R. Anderson

Keynote Speaker State Representative Paul Frost gave some professional and fatherly advice to the students with the caution of “Don’t take anything for granted.” He followed with, “Character is so important. Letting people know who you really are.”

Frost added, “You will have great achievements, but stay humble. You can never think of yourself as better then anybody else.” “Don’t forget what you’ve learned at Auburn High.”

Members of the National Honor Society must demonstrate and abide by four principles: Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character.

After the new members were inducted, the 2015 Academian Award was presented to senior Matthew Healey, and the 2015 Service Award was presented to Kyle Novakoski who kept 6 Auburn seniors shoveled out during this past harsh winter.