Excelling in academics and leadership

On March 5, 2019, numerous Madonnians were admitted into the National Honor Society.

NHS is a national program to recognize students who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Today, there are over 1 million members in NHS. They can be found in local chapters all around the nation.

The society was founded by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in 1921, although local chapters existed beforehand. The purpose of the society is to foster enthusiasm for scholarship, encourage service and leadership, and to develop character among the youth.

Applicants were nominated based on grades and other characteristics, and students had to complete a form on which they stated their extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities. New members were determined by their academic strength and investment in their community.

Among the new members were seniors Garrett Cook, Julia Dennis, Kaitlynne Seminsky, and Mikayla Sole; and juniors Eliza Aguirre, Adelena Backel, Evan Boniti, Vincenzo Conforti, Madison Costello, Kelsey Crawford, Carly Dowiak, Dylan Kolb, Kali Krynicki, Ava Loch, Isabel Loch, Kennedy Martin, Megan Maus, Gabrielle Mazzone, Lexus Melnyk, Rachel Miller, and Sabrina Sauer.

We hope that Madonna students will continue to excel in academics and leadership as well as improve their community.

(Chartier is a senior at Weirton Madonna High School)