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26 students inducted into IHS National Honor Society

Emily Donahue
Special to the Bonanza

Back on May 18, Incline High School's chapter of the National Honor Society held its induction ceremony.

This year, we inducted 26 new members. Selection was based on the four pillars of membership: Scholarship, Character, Leadership and Service.

In addition to maintaining the standards by which they were selected, members must additionally participate in chapter projects and conduct an Individual Service Project (ISP). Below are the new inductees and their planned ISPs.

Sophomores: Adrian Banuelos is planning to start a tutoring system at the Middle School. Mitzy Cruz Paz will start a Latino community education liaison. Colin Drewes will help and participate in technology rollout at IHS. Jade Erickson will initiate a dance program. Delilah Fleming and Olivia McCune will start a French program at Incline Middle. Racheal Homola will go to Peru to provide medical assistance and mosquito nets. Ellyse Kirkland wants to send books to Africa for the children or do a jean drive through Aeropostale's Jeans for Teens. Alexis Krolick wants to begin a children's mass. Faith Ogden plans to do humanitarian activities in Croatia and is heading up Best Buddies, a program geared toward connecting students socially at Incline High. Edward Parkhill will install a bike repair station at SNC. Molly Racich will lead Kids Around the World. Haeden Suter wants to help out with breast cancer awareness. Kate Rye plans to lead the Green Dot program at the elementary and middle schools. Madeline Saxe wants to start a medical internship program. William Stranzl intends to send sports equipment to countries that need it. Madio Wallner wants to work with Tahoe Environmental Research Center and educate the community and visitors about our Tahoe Basin. Emily White wants to advocate for the awareness of concussions. Finally, Max Wilderman wants to start a place where you can donate your old phones.

Juniors: Taylor Cheney wants to be part of the Type-None Program to help educate about Juvenile Diabetes. Athena Collier plans to work with cancer patients and the hospice care. Bridgette Johnson and Conor Nix would like to start a Big Bother/Sister program at Incline Middle and Elementary Schools. Andrico Mourelatos plans to rebuild the Snack Shack at the IHS field.

Lastly, seniors: Grant Goldenberg and Vivi Lucero were inducted, and they both participated in Star Follies for the past 4 years.

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These students will join the history of active community participation of our current members who have started a mentor program at IHS, led Seniors-to-Seniors (a technology training program at the library), TATU (Teens Against Tobacco Use) and UNICEF.

We are super excited to see what all of our members accomplish this year. If you have ideas of how our organization can help the community or if you would like to help support the efforts of any of our students, please contact our adviser, Jeni Cross, at jcross@washoeschools.net.

Emily Donahue is president of the National Honors Society at Incline High School.