NHS inducts new members


In a ceremony marked by the traditional lighting of candles, the Harlan County High School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 87 new members.
“The inductees tonight are a special group, recognized for their academic achievement and attention to community service, leadership, character and scholarship.” said Anna Carruba, sponsor of the HCHS chapter.
To be considered for membership, students must achieve a weighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above, a standard that is higher that the standard set nationally. This is an elite group of scholars and role models.
Inductees are:
Austin Adams, Samantha Anglian, Ethan Baird, Janah Barker, Hannah Beasor, Jorda Blevins, Lucas Boggs, William Branson, Plaul Browning IV, Krista Burke, Morgan Burke, Bradley Burkhart, Jaob Bush, Chelsey Caldwell, jada Cargle, Regan Caudill, Jacob Colinger, Allison Cook, Miranda Cook, Madison Couch, Carmen Cox, Shawnee Cress, Charli-Grace Davis, Morgan Day, Mykayla Deal, Autumn Dunaway, Kailee Ewald, Morgan Napier, Emily Eldridge, Breanna Epperson, Haelyn Farmer, Adastan Gist, Larkin Goode, Alexandria Green, Ashton Gross, Kaylea Gross, Melody Gross, Whitney Halcomb, Shaylan Hamlin, Christian Hall, Joshua Hall, Makaelyn Hatmaker, Ashley Hawkins, Brooklyn Hensley, Hunter Hensley, Emily Howard, Emma Howard, Madison Humfleet, Destinee Jenkins, Taylor Johnson, Taylor Jordan, Kyton Joseph, Karyssa Lamb, Casey Ledford, Breana Madison, Ethan Maggard, Rebecca Middleton, Macie Napier, Morgan Napier, Sara Napier, Cameron Nease, Chelsey Noe, Anthony Nolan, Emily Pace, Makayla Pace, Emily Perkins, Kerstin Perkins, Emma Pinkley, Trevor Prewitt, Emily Raleigh, Grayson Raleigh, Brianna Roque, Kacie Russell, Andrea Saylor, William Scott, Autumn Sergent, Ryan Sergent, Sophia Sergent, Cherish Shepherd, Hunter Smallwood, Emily Smith, Zackery Thompson, Mitchell Tolliver, Katelyn Walker, Megan Witt, Chad Wood.
The Harlan County High School chapter has been active since 2009. Each year the chapter sponsors several service projects for the school and community which in the last few years have included Harlan County soldiers serving overseas, Christ’s Hands, Empty Stocking Fund, Angel Tree, Tri-City Easter Egg hunt and several individual projects.
The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. There are chapters in more than 16,000 high schools and, since 1921; millions of students have been selected for membership.