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By Michael Barrett

Red Lake Elementary School holds induction ceremony for National Honor Society - P2


RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Elementary School Chapter of the National Honor Society held it's first ever induction ceremony on Monday, December 21, 2015 at the Library.

The ceremony began with the processional by 9 fourth graders and 12 fifty graders, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Rhoze McClain, the welcome by Susan Olson, and remarks by Principal Reed Carlson.

Student speakers included Rheanna Kingbird who spoke about Responsibility; Delicia Roy spoke about Scholarship; Rhoze McClain spoke about Leadership; and DeAngela Pemberton spoke about Service.

All students provided brief biographies about themselves before teachers Kelly Hunt and Susan Olson presented each student with certificates.

They also held an election and Rhoze McClain is the President of the Red Lake Chapter, Rheanna Kingbird is the Vice-President and Delicia Roy is the Secretary.

The National Honor Society Pledge followed, and parents and guests were treated with cake and punch.

Fourth grade students inducted into the National Honor Society were: Ramona Chaboyea, delainey May, DeAngela Pemberton, Staar Rainey, Emilly Reynolds, Karma Roybal, Keira Smith, Valenna Smith and Jayla Strong.

Fifth grade students inducted were: Baylee Chaboyea, Ciara Clark, Lachele Cloud-Sayers, Mariah Graves, Forrest King, Rheanna Kingbird, Alissa May, Rhoze McClain, Derell Neadeau, Amaya Pemberton, Delya Prentice and Delicia Roy.

According to the National Honor Society Website ( the National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.


The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) officially established NHS in 1921. Though many local and regional honor societies existed prior to 1921, no nationwide organization had been founded. Under the leadership of Dr. Edward Rynearson, principal of the Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh, the organization grew from the original Alpha Chapter at the Fifth Avenue School to more than 1,000 chapters by 1930. Equipped with a constitution, an emblem and motto, and a group of dedicated principals as coordinators, the new NHS organization quickly developed into one of the country's leading educational groups.

Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.

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For additional information about NASSP and the additional student programs sponsored by the association, please visit,,, and


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