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The Minerva National Honor Society inducted 18 juniors and four seniors on Thursday, March 2 at Minerva High School.
The tapping ceremony consisted of the presentation of the National Honor Society pin, card and key during an impressive candlelight ceremony.
The newly elected seniors are: Alexis Grogg, daughter of Mike and Amanda Grogg; Ruth Hrusch, daughter of Jerry and Cindy Hrusch; Joaquina Rossi, Foreign Exchange student from Argentina; McKaylie Thomas, daughter of David Thomas and Tammy Lambert; and Sierrah Truex, daughter of Travis and Terri Truex.
The newly elected juniors are: Carsen Albert, daughter of Alex and Peggy Albert; Kiaunna Brown, daughter of Paul and Teresa Brown; Ava Burman, daughter of Jeffrey and Lisa Burman; Trey Carl, son of Bob and Patty Carl; Jay Chaddock, son of Joe and Susan Chaddock; Jordan Crowe daughter of Kevin and Tamara Crowe; Jenna Daulbaugh, daughter of Mike Daulbaugh and Rick and Laura Stauffer; Lauren Frigyes, daughter of Gary and Heather Frigyes; Kylie Gambone, daughter of David and Michelle Gambone; Carlee and Jacob George, daughter and son of John and Lisa George; Nicholas Granat, son of Chris and Cindy Granat; Ashley Gulling, daughter of Tom Gulling and Lori Gulling; Emaly Hart, daughter of Rich and Cathy Hart; Leah Hrusch, daughter of Jerry and Cindy Hrusch; Amber Hume, daughter Scott and Vickie Hume; Alex Imler, son of Al and Debbie Imler; Maya Israel, daughter of Paul Israel and Jennifer Israel; Benner Kendrick, son of Chris and Tonya Kendrick; Kaylee Kovach, daughter of Brandon Kovach and Heidi Soles; Travis Kuttler, son of Donald and Chrystal Kuttler; Morgan Leidner, daughter of Rick and Jeannette Leidner; Ciara Litchfield, daughter of Phillip Litchfield and Tara Anderson; Grace Maley, daughter of Michael and Kathy Maley; Reid Miller, son of James and Becky Miller; Peyton Morgan, daughter of Brad Morgan, Brian Marriner and the late Renae Marriner; Zachary Nign, son of Shannon Long and the late Jamie Nign; Kaylee Norris, daughter of Donald Norris and Stacie Bowman; Madison Pearson, daughter of Jeff and Kelly Pearson; Serena Pilz, daughter of Beau and Chrisana Welden; Mackenzie Scott, daughter of Mark and Olivia Scott; Katlyn Smalley, daughter of Bill Smalley and Lorie Smalley; Neil Stafford, son of Tom and Vicki Stafford; Aubrey Stanford, daughter of Robert and Bendina Stanford; Jacob Stewart, son of Mike and Sandi Stewart; Gabrielle Street, daughter of Alan and Janette Street; Daniel Talkington, son of Brian Talkington and Angela Wandle; Faith Taylor, daughter of Justin and Stacey Taylor; Shane Walters, son of Steve and Jill Walters and Kayci Zamarelli, daughter of Andrew Zamarelli and Amy Kiko.
The tapping ceremony was conducted by the present members of the National Honor Society: Alivia Bates, Grace Bolanz, Reiley Cowart, Abagayle Exline, Sarah Fry, Brianna Gassman, Jack Hanley, Haleigh Holderbaum, Regan Jones, Piper Koble, Wyatt Kohl, Madison Mayle, Blaine Neikirk, McKenna Patterson, Tayler Strait, Madison Timmerman, Nora Yankovich and Rebecca Zornick.
Reiley Cowart served as master of ceremonies, with readings by Tayler Strait, Jack Hanley, Nora Yankovich, Alivia Bates and Brianna Gassman. Immediately following the tapping ceremony a breakfast reception was held to honor the new inductees. The reception was attended by members of the National Honor Society, teachers, administrators and family of the newly elected members of the National Honor Society. The reception was a fitting climax to an impressive ceremony which honored the students who met the requirements of scholarship, leadership, service and character.
Mrs. Lisa Kuehn serves as advisor to the society.