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NHS Stole Ceremony an Emotional and Reflective Time for Seniors

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by Sarah Grace McElwain

On the evening of Wednesday, May 24th, the Walkersville’s National Honor Society met to award seniors with their NHS stoles, to be worn at graduation.

The ceremony began with an introduction by club advisor and history teacher Jamie Skena. Skena reflected on the accomplishments of the club over the school year.

“We collected over 50 units of blood to save 150 lives from our three blood drives over the course of the school year,” said Skena. “At the Mr. Walkersville Competition, we raised over $1700 towards our Road-to-Technology initiative.”

Skena also reflected on the Sadie Hawkins dance, run in conjunction with the Key Club, which raised money for the Children’s Miracle Network, as well as other projects the club completed to benefit local nursing homes.

The NHS officers seniors Megan McGee, Rylee Duncan, and Michael Schnepfe, and Anna Sepanic announced the names of senior members receiving their stoles. “Being an NHS officer this year has been an honor,” said senior Megan McGee.

As each senior received their stole, they announced where they are planning to attend school in the fall, and what they intend to study. Stoles were presented by Skena.

“It was great getting to see them complete their NHS journeys and get their stoles. It’s awesome that they’re continuing their education and being successful after high school,” said junior member Cameron Maxey.

After every senior member received their stoles, junior NHS members served seniors and their families ice cream. Considering that this was the last time the NHS will meet this year in its entirety, the evening was quite emotional.

With the ceremony being set on the same day as the seniors’ last day of classes as well, many attendees became sentimental. It is safe to say NHS seniors’ last meeting was a successful one.

We wish the seniors good luck in their future endeavors! Hopefully current junior members will continue the successful legacy this graduating class is leaving behind.