Poland recognizes National Honor Society inductees
Poland Central School District students who were accepted into the National Honor Society during the 2019-20 school year received recognition during the High School Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 4. From left: Shayne Stein, Gabrielle Ross, Nathan Draper, Brianna Comstock, Jade Cirtwell, Trista Houghtaling, Katherine Muller, Ava Malin and Caimin Roark. Not pictured: Connor Broadbent, Paige Grimaldi, Calvin Jantz, Alexis Bates and Emily Wood.
POLAND – Poland Central School District recently recognized 14 students who were inducted into the Kuyahoora Chapter of the National Honor Society during the 2019-20 school year but were never honored publicly due to schools being closed from COVID-19.
“Congratulations to all of our inductees on earning this recognition that makes us proud of our students,” Poland Principal Greg Cuthbertson said. “Scholarship, service, leadership and character serve as the essential attributes for induction. These students personify those traits and are great representatives of our school for the National Honor Society.”
The students who were welcomed to the National Honor Society for the 2019-20 school year were recognized during Poland’s High School Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 4.
Students who joined the National Honor Society in the 2019-20 school year are current seniors Connor Broadbent, Paige Grimaldi, Calvin Jantz and Shayne Stein and current juniors Alexis Bates, Jade Cirtwell, Brianna Comstock, Nathan Draper, Trista Houghtaling, Ava Malin, Katherine Muller, Caimin Roark, Gabrielle Ross and Emily Wood.
The current seniors will also be acknowledged during graduation, and the current juniors will be included in a traditional National Honor Society induction ceremony in the future along with students who will be accepted into the National Honor Society for the 2020-2021 school year.
The earliest students may be eligible for induction is at the end of their 10th grade year. Students can continue to strive for membership in their 11th and 12th grade years if the academic criteria was not met in 10th grade, said National Honor Society Co-Advisors Janice Watrous and Teri Zuchowski.
In order to be considered for membership, students must first meet the academic criteria of a 90 percent overall cumulative grade-point average. Students then go through the application process and those that meet the annually published criteria for scholarship, character, leadership and service are inducted into the Kuyahoora Chapter of the National Honor Society.
During the High School Awards Ceremony, all current seniors who were inducted into the National Honor Society for the 2019-20 school year or before were recognized as well and received their National Honor Society cords to wear during graduation.
Those seniors are Jessica Batson, Sara Borner, Connor Broadbent, Skyler Clark, Annalisa Fusco, Paige Grimaldi, Calvin Jantz, Kayden Lamphere, Travis Lawson, Isabella Mowers, Ella Schmid, Shayne Stein, Amanda Sweet and Isaiah Zuchowski.
Poland Central School District seniors who are members of the National Honor Society received their cords to wear during graduation at the High School Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 4. From left: Isaiah Zuchowski, Amanda Sweet, Shayne Stein, Ella Schmid, Isabella Mowers, Travis Lawson, Kayden Lamphere, Annalisa Fusco, Skyler Clark, Sara Borner and Jessica Batson. Not pictured: Connor Broadbent, Paige Grimaldi and Calvin Jantz.