TES students inducted into honor society
Published 2:00 am Saturday, November 14, 2015
Troy Elementary School inducted 39 sixth-grade students into its first ever chapter of the National Elementary School Honor Society on Thursday.
Teresa Sims, TES principal, said in the spring, TES applied for a National Elementary School Honor Society charter. On Thursday, TES honored its first set of inductees.
Sims said membership in the TES Chapter of the National Honor Society has been earned by the effective demonstration of the qualities held in high esteem by the NHS – scholarship, responsibility, service and leadership.
Sims said scholarship means a commitment to learning.
“Responsibility is a commitment to do whatever we say we are going to do,” the TES principal said. “In our daily lives, we have many opportunities to help others do what they cannot do alone and that is service.”
Sims said that as members of the National Elementary Honor Society, the TES students should exert a positive influence on the school.
“A student leader takes the initiative in class and in school activities and strives to train and help other students to reach their goals,” she said. “Leadership is needed in many aspects of our lives, so to lead is another important challenge to each of our members.”
The inductees entered into a pledge to be strong students by achieving the most from their educations, to demonstrate responsibility, to show enthusiasm and work hard.
They also pledged to be of service to their school and community and to be role models for their peers.
Sims challenged the newly inducted members of the National Elementary School Honor Society to do three things.
“First, to continue to live by the ideals and standards you represent at a member of the NHS and always remember that the quality of your character should have the highest standards,” she said. “Be the kind of person who not only strives to reach their own goals, but also a person who encourages others to be their best and reach their goals.”
Sims challenged the NHS inductees to remember those who have helped, loved and encouraged them – their teachers, friends and family.
Sims also challenged the TES student body to reach for the same goals that are set forth by the NHS.
“The goals for the National Honor Society are the same goals for all students, not just those inducted,” she said. “You don’t have to be an A or even a AB student to reach toward these goals.”
The 39 inductees are: Alexa Benca, Dakota Berry, Jonah Brooks, Brax Brown, Miles Curtis, Sarah Madison Davis, Aaditya Dundigalla, Oshakey Flowers, Priest Ginyard, Ja’Kelmon, Glasco, Robert, Grable, Mary Britton Hicks, Ashona Hooten, Brady Huner, Preston Jefcoat, Markevious Johnson, Kaley LeCroy, Connor Lee, Sadie Leverette, Sanai Leverette, Dillon Masoner, Will May, Iyanna McLendon, Kassidy Mizell, Kaylee Mizell, Janijah Neal, Logan Olcott, Angelo Pimienta, Noah Prestwood, Addy Robinson, Taylor Saylor, Allie Scarbrough, Na-Tassa Smith, Gavin Wade, Caleb Watkins, Lizzie Weed, Jackson West, Douglas Wheeler and Sagitarrius Williams.