MAYVILLE - The National Honor Society at Chautauqua Lake Central School welcomed new members in a candlelight ceremony held in the District Auditorium.
The inductees include seniors Sarah Harp, daughter of Peggy Harp and Russell Harp, both of Mayville; Jeremy Lesniowski, son of Sheila Lesniowski of Ashville; Angelique Schalk-Ruff, daughter of Girard Ruff and Cynthia Schalk of Mayville; and juniors Emilie Christie, daughter of Jeff and Fran Christie of Mayville; Ian Clute, son of Kenneth and Jill Clute of Mayville; Raymond Fortney, son of Brian and June Fortney of Mayville; Molly Hindman, daughter of Craig and Brette Hindman of Dewittville; Tara Hunt, daughter of Rod and Mary Hunt of Mayville; Joshua Lucas, son of Chad and Jessica Bender of Stockton and Josh Lucas of Mayville; Charity Ludwig, daughter of Michael and Nora Ludwig of Mayville; Mariana Mathewson, daughter of Kathleen Kennedy of Mayville and Kent Mathewson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jordan Mulholland, daughter of Timothy and Belinda Mulholland of Dewittville; Samantha Marie Robbins-Welty, daughter of Jim and Dawn Warner of Mayville; Leah Snyder, daughter of Steve and Amy Snyder of Mayville; Megan Stahlsmith, daughter of Dennie Stahlsmith of Mayville and Brian Stahlsmith of Stedman; and Heather Sullivan, daughter of Tom and Cheryl Sullivan of Fredonia.
They join these returning members, all seniors: Sam Snyder, president; Hannah Rauh and Luciana Sena, co-vice presidents; Anna Gerber, secretary; Erica Homme, treasurer; Mary Schmitz, historian; Jessica Latimer and Andrew Pezzulo.
New members of the National Honor Society at Chautauqua Lake Central School are (from left) front row: Charity Ludwig, Emilie Christie, Leah Snyder, Sarah Harp, Jordan Mulholland; second row: Samantha Robbins-Welty, Mariana Mathewson, Megan Stahlsmith, Dori Schalk-Ruff, Heather Sullivan, Tara Hunt; back row: Molly Hindman, Jeremy Lesniowski, Ian Clute, Raymond Fortney, Joshua Lucas. The students were selected based on scholarship, service, leadership and character and were inducted during a candlelight ceremony.
Membership in the National Honor Society recognizes students who excel in scholarship, service, leadership and character. According to national guidelines, students with a grade point average of 87.0 or higher are invited to apply to be considered as potential NHS members. They must document their school activities and submit letters of recommendation confirming their service and leadership experiences. A Faculty Advisory Council makes the final selections.
Members also participate in many service activities and numerous local fundraisers. In addition, each member is required to complete 24 hours of independent community service each year.
The National Honor Society advisors at Chautauqua Lake Central School are Timothy Cowan and Tara Reyda.