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The new inductees are (bottom row, l to r) Joshua Brandt, Adam Johnson, Connor McCoy, Eli Paton and Josiah Johnson; (middle row, l to r) Zoha Hassan, Isabelle Olivera, Anna Yang, Yangchen Namgyal, Alexis Thao, Stefany Martinez-Perez, Asanti Ahmed and PaChee Yang; (top row, l to r) Eshwaq Mohamed, Baobai Xiong, Alayna Norgren, Hannah Bosak, Nadira Hussein and Tonia Gargar. Not pictured: Malina Om
Twenty Fridley High School students became the newest members of the National Honor Society (NHS) when they were inducted into the school’s chapter of the organization on October 8, 2018.
NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. To be eligible for membership, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.4. The Vernon C. Knutson Chapter at Fridley High School is open to juniors and seniors through an application process in the fall. Qualified candidates are then inducted, where they will serve their school and community through various activities throughout the year.
Fridley High School’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB-DP) Math Teacher Michael Wilmes was chosen by the students to deliver this year’s guest speech. In his speech, Wilmes acknowledged the tremendous amount of time and effort students put in to achieve the distinction, and encouraged them to be the next authors, scientists, programmers and politicians.
“Your selfless deeds imprint a sense of compassion and empathy that you will carry on to your future endeavors,” he said. “Many of you have been sharing these gifts through your service, leadership, activities and classes. We need you to push yourselves to make our world a better place.”
The inductees each had the opportunity to recognize an individual who has been especially meaningful to them along their educational and personal journeys. The students invited these individuals, which included teachers, support staff, coaches and relatives, to the ceremony where they each received a certificate of appreciation.
Student dean Carrie Wrona, who is one of the NHS advisors along with Christine Nalepka, was proud of the new NHS inductees. “They represent the best – both in leadership and service. These students truly help to make our school and community better.”
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Fridley High School Vernon C. Knutson Chapter of the National Honor Society 2018-19