Falconer Honor Society Holds Induction Ceremony

Pictured in row one, from left, are Katelyn Grodecki, Taylor DeLellis, Claudia Russell, Jordyn Sampson, Samantha Kianos, Amanda Linkous, and Zoe Anderson. Row two: Jonathon Zdunski, Gavin Pavlock, Emily Johnson, Macey Arnone, Janie Swanson, Gracelyn Camarata, Rachael Ward, and Hannah Franklin. Row three: Nicholas Pawlak, Austin Buffone, Brody Rowan, Drew Troutman,Nathan Seaholm, Samuel Pischera, Robbie Penhollow, Jordan Dustin, Matthew Bowman, Benjamin Smith, and Sarah Lefford. Row four: Kaylee Crone, Olivia Adam, Mikaela Bautista, Amanda Mead, Katie Erskine, Meghan Hiller, Katie Jaroszynski, Hannah Binkley, Taylor Bianco, Joshua Bowman, Corinne Wilcox, Benjamin DePerna, Benjamin Bloomquist, Andrew Young, Trenton Colburn, Hannah Steele, Hannah Wallace, and Alexandria Raynor.

Falconer High School completed another successful Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 15. The 19 senior members welcomed in the 25 brand new inductees with speeches filled with humor and accolades for each candidate.

Happening in the high school’s auditorium, parents, families, faculty and the student body were in attendance to enjoy the ceremony.

The program commenced as 12 talented musicians — 10 students and band directors Michelle Battaglia and Jeffrey Camp — ushered in parents with Christmas carols before performing “The Star Spangled Banner.” Chapter officers led the program with segments describing the four pillars of Honor Society: scholarship, service, leadership, and character, lighting candles for each characteristic during the ceremony. Senior members then tapped the new candidates and welcomed them in to their Honor Society family.

In order to be considered, candidates had to complete a lengthy application centered around the four principles and create an essay that showcased themselves as candidates worthy of induction. A committee reviewed their applications, averages, and essays and deemed these 25 young men and women as the caliber of students deserving of this honor.

These applicants are students who arrive with high credentials, and are expected to uphold even higher expectations. Not only must they continue to maintain a 90 percent average each quarter, but they also must continue to exemplify those four core qualities upon which Honor Society functions. Each candidate also will be expected to be involved in various occasions to give back to the school and community through service opportunities.

Congratulations to the newest members for earning this esteemed honor.

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