National Honor Society Inducts 65 New Members


Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

With encouragement from Father Brad Vanden Branden to be genuine or “sine cera,” 65 juniors and seniors joined the ranks of National Honor Society Tuesday night, Nov. 14.

The induction mass packed the chapel as parents, friends and current NHS members heard the priest explain how Greek sculptors’ use of wax to fill cracks eventually led to the guarantee that a sculpture was “without wax” or “sine cera.”  He challenged the students to be leaders of character, people without cracks.

Officers leading in the candlelight induction were Clare Ravizza, Chris Kapic, Charles Lemkuil and Kate Stumpf.  Certificates of membership were handed out by President Kevin Shaw and Interim Principal Matt Schultz.  

NHS adviser Greg Masarik, assistant principal, and NHS members organized the induction.  Students led in readings as well as the music during mass.

Elizabeth Bolin was the first of the 65 inductees and Isabella Zent the last.

A reception followed in the Triton Center.