The Chillicothe chapter of the National Honor Society had its formal induction ceremony for 35 new members Monday evening in the auditorium of Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center.

The Chillicothe chapter of the National Honor Society had its formal induction ceremony for 35 new members Monday evening in the auditorium of Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. The evening opened with a welcome by Nancy Thorne, NHS co-sponsor, followed by remarks from Dave Rogers, former director of the Grand River Area Family YMCA, who gave the keynote address. In his message, Rogers congratulated the students for their induction into the NHS. He also emphasized that later in life they may be forced to do things they may not want to do but, in the end, may find benefits in having accomplished those challenges. Rogers also encouraged the students to realize that the education they receive in Chillicothe and in the United States is a total gift to them. Although they, as students, may work hard during school, they should be thankful for their educational opportunities. He also said that when given the opportunity to travel abroad, they should take it, noting that they will learn a lot about their own country when they spend time in a different country. Monday night’s ceremony also included Brynlee Faulkner, a senior, performing a flute solo, “Sonata V” and a candlelighting service. The candlelighting service was carried out by Liberty Cox (scholarship candle); Jessica Brade (leadership candle); Madison Graham (character candle) and Isaiah Boon (service candle). The induction was directed by Amy Adams, NHS co-sponsor. A reception followed in the CHS Commons. The following students were inducted into the Society. Seniors – Jonathan Burk, Austin Case, Hannah Sherrow; Juniors – Libby Adkins, Matthew Anthony, Taylor Ashbrook, Sydney Baxter, Carly Beebe, Jacob Chapman, Carleigh Crawford, Hannah Cypert, Devin Dowell, Madison Eller, Laney Gaston, Sarah Graves, Jordan Hopper, Sara Hopper, Emma Hurtgen, Colten Johnson, Cody Kennebeck, Kennedie Keiffer, Eric Kleinschmidt, Christian Koehly, Madeline Lamp, Kaylee Lewis, Tyler Maasdam, Lydia Martin, Kayla McElwee, Marguerite Pfaff, James Phillips, Lauren Price, Gracy Reeter, Elli Ross, Malloree Summers, Catey Trout.