The National Honor Society at WHS inducts new members

In April the Wells High School Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) held its annual induction ceremony for new members in the Valjeane Olenn Performing Arts Center.   According to WHS English teacher and chapter advisor Ann Bechan, 29 students were inducted.     

The inductees included Grace Badger, Lauren Barber, Logan Blanchard, Garrett Bohn, Nathan Bolduc, Kayla Bolton, Olivia Boutot, Spencer Carpenter, Bailey Cavaner, Jasmine Cogliano, Samuel Coleman, Dyllan Davis, Brooks Fox, William Griffith, Colton Harding, Madelaine Hemly, Katarina Hoffman, Mason Hudnall, John Huppe, Sarah Jarry, Catherine Kaszubinski, Jackson Koh, Nathan Muchemore, Riley Nichols, Gabriel Ordway, Om Patel, David Patnaude, Brian Stevens, and Kameron Tufts.

The current officers of the WHS Chapter, Indie Brogan, Bryce Hoag, Nicholas Olsen and Jace Patel, spoke on the “four pillars” of the National Honor Society.  These fundamentals include character, service, leadership, and scholarship.  A demonstration of all four is required for acceptance into the NHS.  Other speakers included faculty member Lee McGlashan who spoke about honor and student Samuel Coleman who spoke on behalf of the inductees. 

“This year's inductees did a wonderful job of representing the four pillars of NHS through their outstanding scholarship, powerful leadership demonstrated in and out of the classroom, exemplary service to the school and wider community, and sterling character,” commented Bechan in an email.  

Bechan noted that the event attracted a “good-sized audience” including family members, friends of the inductees, school administrators and current NHS members.  Bechan added that she has been the Chapter’s adviser since 2001.  “We have had an induction ceremony every year since then, with the exception of 2020 and 2021.  I know that the Chapter had induction ceremonies for many years before that as well.”

Founded in 1921 the National Honor Society is a nationwide student recognition program for high school students in the US and its territories.  

In a solemn National Honor Society induction ceremony on April 10, 2023 are William Griffith, Sam Coleman, and Riley Nichols lighting their candles from the chapter’s candle, in preparation for "sharing the light" with their fellow inductees.