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Mountain Ridge High School National Honor Society Induction Ceremony


The Mountain Ridge High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held its induction ceremony for the 2023-2024 school year welcoming 73 new members to the organization.

The NHS recognizes juniors and seniors who display outstanding accomplishment in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Students are required to have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher in order to apply for membership into the organization.

The ceremony was held in the school’s theatre under the direction of advisers Mrs. Vicki Hoover and Mr. Todd Logsdon. The program opened with a processional played by Timothy Watson and then Tess Crawford sang the national anthem.  The guest speaker was Mr. Robin Godfrey, Mountain Ridge High School class of 2016.

Superintendent Mr. Jeff Blank, Principal Mr. Danny Carter, Assistant Principal Mr. James Evans, Assistant Principal Dr. Tonya Detrick-Grove and board member, Lori Lepley were in attendance. Public relations officer, Mackenzie Derham gave a brief history of the organization. Four candles representing each characteristic of the NHS were lit by officers Jacqueline Geary, president, scholarship; Annabeth Hughes, vice-president, service; Kaylee Hardman, secretary, leadership; and Brycen Ritchie, treasurer, character.

The following students were inducted into the honor society:

Lili Ashenfelter, Haley Bachtel, Malia Barnes, Nik Barnes, Samantha Bean, Cailyn Broadwater, James Chen, Macey Clark, Gavin Clayton, Damekah Clifford, Tyler Cook, Tess Crawford, Alexandria Daniel, Ethan Deriso, Emma Durst, Lance Evans, Riley Evans, Jacob Fazenbaker, Arianna Fiorentino, Enzo Fiorentino, Lydia Friend, Brylee Gray, Marissa Greig, Colin Halvorsen, Eowyn Hansrote, Tobia Hogan, Austin Hotchkiss, Dalanie Iski, Lindsey Kahl, Kylee Kiddy, Holly Levitt, Brylee Lough, Olivia Marchbank, Kadie Matthews, Madison McKenney, Carson McKenzie, Madison McTaggart, Emma Michael, Joshua Miller, Layla Miller, Reeve Miller, Lucas Orndorff, Emma Phillips, Hannah Piasecki, Ryan Piasecki, Damiyen Piper, Aiden Pirolozzi, Lydia Pusey, Chloie Rafferty, Torrance Ranker, Autymn Ritchey, Reese Rizzo, Isabella Robison, Emily Rosenberger, Landon Shaw, Eli Sibley, Charlie Simpson, Ashlyne Skidmore, Leif Sloan, Harley Smith, Lindsey Stafford, Garrett Steele, Carson Sweitzer, Landon Sweitzer, Lydia Thomas, Nicholas Vitak, Joshua Warnick, Makaylyn Whetzel, Jazmyn White, Ryan Whitehead, Joella Wilkins, Sophia Zhang, Zoe Zuzak.

The following students are senior NHS members and were inducted last year. 

Kyley Alexander, Rilee Alkire, Riley Barnard, Ian Bean, Noah Blank, Dylan Cheshire, Kellsiey Colberg, Jackson Cullen, Mia Decarlo, Anna Delaney, Mackenzie Derham, Taylor Farris, Emma Galbraith, Jacqueline, Geary, Camille Gomez, Kaylee Hardman, Cora Heavin, Mya Hockman, Maia Holloway, Annabeth Hughes, Hannah Kennell, Rhegan Lamberson, Alysa Langan, Treyten Llewellyn, Cierra Marsh, Easton Mathews, Isabella Mckenzie, Rylee Moran, Meredith Munday, William Patterson, Owen Pratt, Brycen Ritchie, Brooke Russell, Liam Shaw, Reghan Sivic, Iola Sloan, Oliver Sloan, Mia Smith, Jessica Snyder, Sydney Snyder, Kanyinsola Sowoolu, Morgan Steckman, Sean Strawderman, Jacy Tinsley, Avery Tipton, Ava Tringler, Erin Worgan, McKenna Zais.