Honor Society Inductions
BY SALKEAL TILLERY ON NOVEMBER 12, 2013
Every year the leaders at Rose gather and celebrate their academic achievements at the Rose Fall Honor Society Inductions. The inductions are a chance for students to either be sworn in as officers or to be inducted into an honor society. This year was the largest induction Rose has ever had inducting about 150 students into all eight honor societies The eight honor societies that participated in this years induction ceremony included the Quill & Scroll, Art, Rose Career and Technical, Mu Alpha Theta, Science, English, Social Studies, and National Honor Societies.
English teacher Ashley Hutchinson organizes the event and advises several honor societies. She not only coordinates the entire event but also installs the officers and calls the names of each inductee.
The induction is not only for the people being inducted; friends and family are also welcome to watch this annual ceremony. However, in order for a student to participate in the event, they would have to become a member of one of the many honor societies by meeting the qualifications that are required for members.
“All honor societies have different qualifications,” Hutchinson said.
All honor societies have GPA requirements, but some focus more on volunteerism or participation in a specific discipline. Once a student achieves the requirements needed to join a specific honor society, that student will then be invited to attend the Fall Honor Society Inductions.
“I think the honor society inductions were really exciting and neat,” junior Darby Robbins said.
Many people said they were excited about the inductions and could not wait to either be inducted or installed as an officer. Being invited to the inductions increases a student’s chances of going to a preferred college because being in a honor society also shows that a student is very hardworking and strives to achieve as much as he or she can.
“The inductions went very well,” Hutchinson said, “Mostly because they were short, sweet and to the point.”
The actual inductions went according to plan, but there were a few unexpected events, such as one of the honor society presidents being unable to give her speech due to a dentist appointment. There were also worries that there would not be enough space for all the inductees and their families, but eventually when everybody sat down, there appeared to be enough seats.
“It took a lot of time to coordinate the inductions,” Hutchinson said, “because it involved so many people coming together to make it happen”
The event may have lasted less than forty-five minutes but it took a couple of weeks to get the entire inductions in order but overall with the help of some of the society members, some of the inductees and advisers said that the inductions went smoothly.
Even if a student did not join one of the many honor societies this year, there is always next year to take part in the inductions and put this academic achievement on his or her college resume.