Congratulations to Fall 2021 Honor Society Inductees
On November 2, 2021, St. Mary's Ryken inducted new members of the following student groups and honor societies: Theodore James Ryken Chapter of the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Student Council, Psi Alpha Psychology Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica Honor Society. The formal ceremony was held in the Donnie Williams Center with parents and special guests in attendance.
The National Honor Society inducted 42 new juniors and seniors into the Theodore Ryken Chapter. NHS members are students who exemplify each of the four pillars of the club: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The members participate in service projects which raise money to support local food pantries, the Care Net pregnancy care center, and Camp Maria’s Project Warm, among other organizations. Students are also called upon to represent the school as brand ambassadors for open houses, graduation, senior awards, the gala fundraising dinner, and other school events. NHS students also focus on thanking the community that support St. Mary's Ryken, including first responders, law enforcement, and the military. Juniors and seniors who have cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.5 are invited to apply.
The following students were inducted into National Honor Society:
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Tri-M recognizes students that have gone above and beyond both academically and musically. Tri-M also provides students leadership opportunities to make a difference in their community through music-based service projects.
13 students were inducted into Tri-M:
Douglas Bogard Vander Wel
The St. Mary’s Ryken Student Council is comprised of both elected and appointed positions. These students undertake the responsibility of leadership, either given by their peers through election or accepted through appointments. Their role is to learn how to govern and be actively involved in these governing roles throughout the school year. These many activities include coordinating school dances and prom, spirit week, Santa Knights, the Fall Festival, the Veteran's Day parade, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Health and Wellness Week activities, the Senior Picnic and more.
35 Student Council members were recognized:
2021-22 Student Council Officers
Kerra Miller - President
Nina Ferrero - Vice-President
Romeo Norris - Secretary
Henry Meiser - Parliamentarian
Gabrielle Pierpont - Senior Representative
Maya Civil, Alexandra Harrer, Henry Meiser - Junior Representatives
Giselle Maldonado, Hannah Collins, Luke Weilke - Sophomore Representatives
Rawlings Don-Simmons, Emilie Garrabrant - Freshman Representatives
Sophia Gensley, Alyssa Taylor-Axtell, Emma Boelk - Event Coordinators
Student Council Members
The Psi Alpha Psychology Honor Society is a psychology club for students interested in the field of study. Founded in 2018, Psi Alpha is a national honor society for high school students, who plan to major or minor in psychology, as well as students who simply have an interest in psychology. The national organization has the mission to enhance America’s high school students’ understanding and knowledge of the science of psychology, how psychology benefits society, and career opportunities available in psychology.
Twenty-three students were inducted into the Psi Alpha Psychology Honor Society:
For more information about Psi Alpha Psychology Honor Society, please contact Psychology and Neuroscience teacher and honor society advisor, Mr. Jason DeLucco at email@example.com.
The Science National Honors Society is an academic honors society for students with a specific interest and aptitude in the science field.
Congratulations to the 33 inaugural members of the Science National Honors Society:
For more information about Science National Honor Society, please contact Science teacher and honor society advisor, Ms. Tara Everly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica Honor Society is the recognition and encouragement of excellence in
scholarship and good citizenship. Through chapter service activities, members maintain and expand their qualities of scholarship, leadership and service, qualities that help them get selected as members of the Society. Membership is an honor, service and commitment.
Congratulations to the 9 inaugural members of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica Honor Society:
For more information about Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica Honor Society, please contact Spanish teacher and honor society advisor, Mrs. Ursula Gensley at email@example.com.
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