Albion inducts 27 into National Honor Society in drive-through ceremony

Posted 26 October 2020 at 11:26 am

Provided photos: Claire Squicciarini takes the National Honor Society pledge.

Press Release, Albion Central School

ALBION – Albion High School inducted 27 students into the National Honor Society last week. The event looked a little different this year, due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, and was held as a drive-thru ceremony.

Inductees signed up for time slots and arrived in approximately 5-minute intervals, walking with their family to the front entrance of the high school for the outdoor ceremony.

Sierra Kast is joined by her mother Cheryl Kast and other family members for the ceremony outside the school.

After saying the NHS pledge and signing the membership book, the students received their NHS membership pin and certificate.

The new members were welcomed into NHS by National Honor Society Advisor Suzanne Newton and Albion High School Principal Jennifer Ashbery.

The 2020 inductees include Ashley Ames, Jylees Bermudez, Sarah Brace, Aubrey Boyer, Aisha Drisdom, Logan Dumrese, Bryne Dysard, Gina Fox, Alexa Grandy, Alanna Holman, Sierra Kast, Skylar Lonnen, Nolberto Martinez Mayo, Quinn McCue, Emily Mergler, Olivia Morrison, Melissa Robinson, Christopher Shabazz, Madalynn Snook, Colburn Spierdowis, Brittany Spies-Hunt, Claire Squicciarini, Annalise Steier, Chelsea Tucker, Saleya Williams, Samuel Williams and Faith Woody.

Nolberto Martinez Maya signs the membership book.

Despite the changes to the ceremony,  Newton says she was  really happy with it went.

“Although I would have loved to have our traditional ceremony with all of us together, this was the next best thing,” Newton said. “These students have worked so hard through their high school careers and I was happy that we could recognize them along with their family members who joined them to celebrate their accomplishments.”

Originally, there were 30 inductees who were to be welcomed into NHS this past April.

However, due to the pandemic, three of the recipients were inducted early as they were seniors and were welcomed into the NHS before they graduated in June. Those students were Cody Wilson, Jack Finley and David Baldassarre.

In order to join, inductees needed to  meet the criteria , set by NHS, for their scholarship, service, leadership and character.

Faith Woody and her family celebrate her induction into the NHS.

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