• Thursday, November 18, the Salem Washington Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) welcomed nine new members in an induction ceremony held the evening of Thursday, November 18. 

    The ceremony began with a procession of the chapter’s current members. NHS President Aiden Gillis welcomed guests, followed by opening remarks from 7-12 Principal Julie Adams. In respective order, chapter members Autumn Fleming, Quinn Donaldson, Pascia Offield, and Silvia Escobar introduced and emphasized the importance of each of the four principles: Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Service.

    The nine new members were then introduced. They are: Alexandria Cary, Taylor Cary, Gabriel Gallagher, Adair Hoge, Samantha Keys, Lucas Martindale, Mary McPhee, Kathryn Sweenor, and Jewel Wood.

    A candle lighting followed the tapping of the new members, and then all members stated their pledge to the Principles of the National Honor Society. Interim Superintendent of Schools Mark Doody provided closing remarks.

    The musical selection, sound, and lighting for the evening was provided by Music Teacher Mr. Zachary Eastman. A special thanks to the custodial staff for their assistance with this event. The chapter’s co-advisors are Science Teacher Mrs. Carol McPhee and Social Studies Teacher Mrs. Vicki R. Perkins.

    The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS serves to recognize those students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.