Mehlville High National Honor Society inducts 62 students during ceremony

Sixty-two students recently were inducted into the Mehlville Senior High School Chapter of the National Honor Society.

At the school’s 60th annual induction ceremony, Mehlville NHS President Ravi Nemani gave the welcoming speech, administered the NHS oath, introduced the guest speaker and announced the newly elected junior class representatives to the NHS Executive Council — Alex Schatt, Jacob Jones, Steve Shin, Abigail Loste, Brianne Meyer and Andrew Mankus.

During the ceremony, NHS officers read reflections about the four cardinal principles of the organization and then lit a candle to represent each one. Godiva Reisenbichler talked about scholarship, Mary Klarr spoke about leadership, Kira Klein discussed character and Ayeh Ismail reflected on service.

Mehlville Principal Vincent Viviano began the candle-lighting ceremony by tel-ling the gathering about the importance of knowledge and then lighting the Candle of Knowledge.

Social studies teacher Karl Rushing was the guest speaker and reflected upon his time in NHS and the important role belonging to such an esteemed organization will have in the future for those being in-ducted. Rushing also commented on the qualities of an honor student and on the importance of history to our society.

Besides displaying effective demonstration of the four qualities held in high es-teem by the society, inductees must achieve a cumulative 3.4 grade-point average, display good citizenship and leadership qualities, demonstrate good character, perform community service, show school involvement and receive a written recommendation from at least two teachers.

Shannon Pike and Kristen Dodd serve as sponsors for the Mehlville NHS.