New Inductees “Honored” at Penn Manor

Academics, Character, Leadership and Service.

Those four words are the qualities of each and every of the 45 juniors and seniors inducted into the National Honor Society at Penn Manor High School.

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that has been recognizing outstanding high school students since 1921.  Penn Manor, on the other hand, has been an active chapter since 1930.

According to the Education Encyclopedia, in 1921 an official emblem for the National Honor Society was created in the form of a keystone and flaming torch. The letters C, S, L and S stand for the four fundamental virtues of character, scholarship, leadership, and service. The torch symbolizes the search for truth. Photo by

Students who faculty members say excel in academics, character, leadership and service can be nominated.  Nominated students must maintain a grade point average of 3.85 or higher and stand out in their community to be considered to the National Honor Society.

This year, 24 juniors and 21 seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society.  Not only can a student be a member of NHS, but they also can be one of the officers.  Sophia Wu-Shanley was elected president, Jessica Cheng; secretary, Allison Duke; treasurer and Mikah Farbo; historian.  Advisers are Kathy Grenier and Erick Dutchess.

The inductees are:

Landon Alecxih, Lars Andersen, Sara Bennis, Abigail Barley, Kayla Bixler, Haley Blazer, Ian Bricker, Josh Carle, Mark Christman, Eric Clark, Erica Coakley, Benjamin Crisman, Natalie Dell’Estate, Andrea Deibert, Olivia Dietrich, Zachary Estep, Kayley Gaukler, Jennifer Hanner, Selena Hasircoglu, Mikayla Herbert, Andrew Herr, Peter Horning, Elsie Huber, Zachary Kauffman, Peter Keares, Alex Kirk, Kelly Lenahan, Jing Li, Erin Loy, Harrison Manning, Karen Myers, Michael Nitroy, Abigail Novak, Zachary Rayha, Lauren Ressler, Brianna Rice, Abigail Sanders, Jenna Santaniello, Sarah Scheaffer, Megan Schlegelmilch, Conner Snow, Cody Straub, Ian Toomey, Laura Witwer, Faith Zimmerman.

By Cree Bleacher