HERMISTON — Twenty-one students from Hermiston High School were inducted as new members of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at the school June 1. Members were selected by the chapter’s faculty council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Students inducted were: Sydney Adams, Amelia Boyd, Kaitlynd Ellis, Allison Galdamez, Alondra Garcia, Jessica Giordano, Canden Gutierrez, Morgan Hancock, Alexandra Varela Lepe, Anders Lind, Shikha Patel, Jessica Sandoval, Lauren Santoyo, Lesly Santoyo, Joshua Simpson, Nuel Smith, Adriann Stewart, Isel Tejeda Urenda, Ellen Vander Stelt, Zhipeng Wang and James Zwiefelhofer.

“We are very proud to recognize these outstanding members of our student body. National Honor Society members are chosen for and then expected to continue their exemplary contributions to the school and community,” said Chris Demianew chapter adviser.

Senior Sydney Moore was selected as the outstanding member for her dedication to the society and for her personal growth that she exhibited as a member. This past academic year, Sydney was directly responsible for organizing many service projects including: work with the Humane Society of Eastern Oregon, Hermiston Police Department’s Toy Express/Canned Food Drive, and Highway 395 clean up.

The Hermiston High School Chapter has been active since 1949. Each year the chapter sponsors several service projects for the school and community. This year NHS members logged well over 1,000 hours of volunteer time with organizations throughout the Hermiston community, including Hermiston Police Department’s Toy Express and Canned food Drive, Hermiston Education Foundation Annual Steak and Lobster Feed, and tutoring at the area elementary schools and Hermiston High’s Saturday Success Program.

The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. There are chapters in more than 16,000 high schools and, since 1921, millions of students have been selected for membership. Millions of dollars in scholarships have been awarded to senior members since 1945 by the sponsoring organization, NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals).

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