Marshalltown High School inducted 41 new members into the National Honor Society during a ceremony held on April 20 at the MHS/Community Auditorium.
Students are selected for NHS based on displaying four qualities including scholarship (minimum 3.5 grade point average), leadership, character and service.
MHS students who were inducted included: Juan Andrade, Olivia Arneson, Haley Bell, Gretchen Benscoter, Matthew Bohan, Ryan Bohan, Samuel Brintnall, Anna Carlson, Austin Case, Valerie Castillo, Vanessa Ceren, Brennin Davis, Noah DeVenney, Lucas Duff, Ciara Feldman, Alexander Gallentine, Jocelin Guzman, Benjamin Harris, Emily Hass, Hunter Hodges, Lay Htoo, Samuel Irwin, Madeline Jelken, Victoria Johnson, Elizabeth Loney, McKenna Major, Decker Mann, Kathreen Matney, Regan Mazour, Maria Mendoza Piceno, Aye Paw, Luke Pedersen, Jill Podhajsky, Dylan Roseburrough, Martin Runquist, Olivia Ryan, Jordan Smiley, Nathan Vance, Hadley Wagner, Jacqueline Wahl and Tatum Younkin.
The event featured the National Anthem from four of the National Anthem singers at MHS including Frank Iole, Lexi Jones, Jacob Ramsey-Smith and Sydnie Wohlert. Speaking on behalf of MHS were Principal Jacque Wyant, Associate Principal Dr. Kenneth Hayes and Counselor Meri Edel. Current NHS President Ryan McDaniel, a senior at MHS, also spoke to the students.
The keynote address was delivered by Lynn Olberding, Executive Director of the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce. Olberding’s speech focused on four tips for the students. She said students should embrace opportunities, be a game changer, be engaged in what they are doing and never stop learning. She also told the students to not let failure get them down and to use it to guide them to success.