Wellington Christian School held its annual induction ceremony Oct. 11, welcoming five deserving students to its chapter of the National Honor Society.
The ceremony was opened by NHS adviser Dr. Bill Nicol and was led by the NHS student officers. The officers offered encouragement to their newest members by reminding them of the characteristics that brought them this honor: scholarship, service, character and leadership. This year’s inductees included Mary Benyamen, Rachel Hammaker, Kip Krieger, Annelisse Siena and Tessa Wilson.
Keynote speaker for the ceremony was Toni Lee. Lee travels the world teaching and sharing her Christian testimony. She congratulated the new NHS members and reminded the students that the freedom to freely practice their faith is a gift. Her closing message to the students was a reminder that their leadership skills and the opportunities they have been granted should be used wisely as they continue their education and look to their future.
Membership in the WCS NHS is offered by invitation to students in grades 10-12. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and complete a formal application process that includes letters of recommendation and a review by a faculty administrative board. An important component for membership includes demonstrating leadership abilities at school and in their community.
WCS NHS students perform service projects throughout the year and also raise money by hosting school dances. Monies raised by the students go toward sponsoring children living in poverty through Compassionate International (www.compassion.com). The students also volunteer at Quantum House (www.quantumhouse.org), a home that supports families while their children are undergoing treatment for serious medical conditions.
“It is truly a privilege to know and work with the students of Wellington Christian School,” Nicol said when addressing the students and their families. “The National Honor Society students set a great example for young people both at WCS and in the community by using their gifts to serve others.”
Wellington Christian School, located at 1000 Wellington Trace, is a fully accredited PK2-12 Christian school established in 1981. The school offers regular tours of the campus for interested families. For more information, call the school at (561) 793-1017.
Above: The Wellington Christian School National Honor Society.