Created: Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:17
Written by Kayleen Bertrand
On Thursday, January 7th, GHS students walked onstage to collect their National Honor Society certificate of induction while Principal Frank McBride highlighted each student's many achievements. “I just didn’t want to fall up the stairs or trip over myself,” inductee Haley Reed says about her experience. “Mr. McBride called our names individually and talked about us for like 45 seconds while we walked across the stage to get our candle and certificate,” she continues. At the beginning of the ceremony, four candles were lit to represent the four pillars of NHS; scholarship, leadership, service, and character, all of which the inductees possess.
During the ceremony, 61 students were inducted into the Goffstown High School chapter of the National Honor Society. Teacher and NHS advisor Jennifer Beauchemin says this is a “very large group compared to past years” and she is “looking forward to working with this new group with whatever endeavors they feel passionate about and connected to.” Lyle Hamel, a chemistry teacher at GHS, was also recognized that night as the faculty inductee for his embodiment of the pillars of NHS.
“It was a really nice opportunity to honor a school favorite,” Rachel Avery, who spoke about Mr. Hamel to the theater audience, responds.
“Mr. Hamel gave a great speech,” senior NHS president Molly Collimore adds, “he had it memorized and got a standing ovation.”
The many juniors and seniors inducted into NHS this year will soon elect leaders and begin taking part in new volunteer opportunities. “Our first endeavor as a group (Juniors and Seniors combined) will be to deliver Valentine’s Day greeting with Serenades and Carnations,” Beauchemin discloses. Be on the lookout if you’d like to buy one, groups are “hard at work preparing spectacular performances!” Both Serenades and Carnations will be sold during lunches!
Created: Friday, 05 February 2016 17:16
Written by Janelle Fassi
Empower Panel ~Photo Courtesy of Kylie Connolly
Oh, the times when girls wanted to be ballerinas, vets, astronauts. Always wishing that they could follow their dreams. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work out the way you think it will. According to a study on Aol.com, the most popular woman’s job is a secretary or an administrative assistant at 96.8%. The second most popular job is a registered nurse. If girls can do anything they put their mind to, then why does it seem they are restricted to a few jobs?
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