Scurlock NHS chapter welcomes 30
Reporter/Mike Brown 'Holdover' NHS members include: Seated (L-R) Morgan Rios, McKenna Galbreath, Krysten Brooks, Lacy Talley, K'Lee Jenkins, Rachelle Coumont, Ashley Carter, Sarah Brinkley, Kasie Blevins, Blake Skrhak, Matt Voyles, Garrett Erskin; middle row, Kaitlyn Sieber, Ivory Douglas, Haley Johnson, Jason Korenek, Gabby Eastridge, Thomas Merka, Corolyn Holub, Ally Ibarra, Patti Free, Kayleigh Farek; back row, Shelby Jordan, Aryton Gerthe, Travis Fisher, Huston Burgess, Erica Gerlock, Ashley Pruett, Annie Wilde, Andreana Gonzalez, Kara Phillips, Lacy Hill, Kennedy Cooke- Garza, Nadine Oliver Rockdale High School's W. T. Scurlock National Honor Society chapter grew by 30 students last week.
T h at 's how ma ny wer e inducted into t he honors group as the NHS held its annual banquet in the juniorhigh commons.
Debra Dean, sponsor, said membership in the NHS is based on grades—a 3.0 grade point average is required but also on character.
Each applicant is reviewed by a council of five teachers, appointed by the campus principal.
Initiates: Front row (L-R) Landon Von Rosenberg, Sterling Faulkner, Tyler King, Hugo Ayala, Clayton Merka, Tyler Wright, Derrick Mynar, Tom Voyles, Clay Pelzel; middle row, Julie Hromcik, Lacie Lewis, Taylor Cripps, Breanna Miller, Kelsey Galbreath, Gilberto Rodriguez, Jacob Gerren, Kassie Roddam, Sarah Snelson, Christianne Povoa; back row, Amauri Herrera, Brenda Palacios, Chelsea Koller, Christa Pelzel, Sylvia Avila, Alexandria Perez, Elaine Luckey, Krista Phillips, Briana Wieczorek, Allison Robertson, Evan McCoy. NHS members must participate in a UIL academic contest and must contribute at least five hours community service during the school year.
The six criteria required for admission are respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and citizenship.
"We had 42 members contribute 1,797.5 hours of community service during the 2009-10 school term," Dean said.
Presiding over last Tuesday's banquet were chapter officers as follows:
• Thomas Merka, president.
• Gabriella Eastridge, first vice-president.
Passing the 'light of knowledge' in candle-light initiation ceremony (L-R) Sylvia Avila, Hugo Ayala, Sterling Faulkner, Kelsey Galbreath, Jacob Gerren, Julie Hromcik, Tyler King, Chelsea Koller, Lacie Lewis, Elaine Luckey, Clayton Merka. • Alejandra Ibarra, second vice-president.
• Corolyn Holub, secretary.
• Jason Korenek, treasurer.
Korenek introduced guests, Eastridge reviewed the past year's activities and Ibarra and Merka presented community service awards.
Chad Jones, RHS principal, presented the 30 candidates for admission and Merka accepted in his capacity as chapter president.