Fifty-five new members were inducted into and recognized 57 students serving in their second year as members of the Gladys Alexander Chapter of the National Honor Society during the annual induction ceremony held earlier this week at Sulphur Springs High School.
National Honor Society’s motto is noblesse oblige or nobility obligates. The organization is built upon four pillars: scholarship, leadership, character, and service. SSHS students who achieve a weighted GPA of 3.2 or higher can fill out an application that lists their community involvement, volunteer projects, and any extracurricular activities they are involved in. These applications are then reviewed and qualifying students invited to be a part of the National Honor Society.
The SSHS Honor Society Chapter is named in honor of Gladys Alexander, the teacher who not only founded the organization in 1940 but also the Student Council, and aided in the organization of the Lee Willis Chapter of the Future Teachers of America. She taught band, drill team, football, Latin, English, history and almost every subject except agriculture. She retired in 1961, but her contributions to education didn’t end there. She became a substitute teacher and taught summer school after retirement. In 1966, the SSHS National Honor Society Chapter was named after Gladys Alexander to honor the tradition of excellence in academic she started at the school.
SSHS NHS President President Matthew Sherman, Vice-President Katie Tiemeyer, Secretary Paige Bimmerle, Treasurer Litzy Chacon and Parliamentarian Luke Dietze conducted the Nov. 15, 2021, induction ceremony, each lighting candles to symbolize the organization’s purposes: scholarship, service, leadership and character.
The 55 new members inducted into the Gladys Alexander Chapter of the National Honor Society include: Jayla Abron, Carols Alba, Lithzy Alvarez, Jack Bain, Mattie Bridges, Brylee Brock, Aubrey Camacho, Nick Cantillo, Luke Caton, Artesia Cheak, Matthew Clarke, Alexander Cooper, Catherine De La Rosa, Daniel Elam, Miley Fisher, Andres Flores, Jonah Foster, Kinley Friddle, Colbie Glenn, Martha Gonzalez, Makayla Grinnan, Cole Haney, Jadyn Harper, Zoe Haywood, Hector Hernandez, Ashland Hooten, Laney Hurst, Jillian Jumper, Chloe Kerns, Branson Lynn, Mali Macker, Kamilah Martinez, Alexis McCoy, Trentin McKinney, Mykylie Meador, Matt Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell, Lausen Ost, Ella Ray, Jose Manuel Rodriguez, Mattye Schmidt, Brooklynn Shackelford, Madelyn Sherman, Robert Smith, Sallee Spraggins, Rebekah Stanley, Isabelle Thesing, Danielle Verlander, Briley Vice, Addisyn Wall, Parker Whisenhunt, Merrin Williams, Olivia Worth, Jocelyne Yanez and Khira Young.
Members of SSHS NHS are obligated to behave honorably, generously and responsibly to others. Their primary focus is literacy.
Recognized Monday night as two-year members of the Gladys Alexander Chapter of the National Honor Society were Alaisha Alvarado, Harley Archer, Brooklyn Ameson, Trinity Ashford, Emily Atkinson, Connor Bailey, Beau Bankston, Ashtyn Bettis, Paige Bimmerle, Alex Botello, Clayton Boykin, Bailee Burnett, Claire Bybee, Addison Caddell, Dawson Carpenter, Litzy Chacon, Fernando Adrian Chimal, Anayeli De La Cruz, Emily Dick, Jason Luke Dietze, Carson Fenton, Alex Flecker, Jaslyn Galvan, Priscilla Gaspar, Cable Glenn, Mayra Gudino, Justin Haire, Peyton Hammack, Benjamin Hatcher, Juan P. Hernandez, Vanessa Lara, Baylie Large, Savannah Lilley, Madison Martin, Jose R. Mejia, Kirsten Paige Miesse, Mayer Millsap, Carter Owen, Macy Pepys, Fabian Perez, Reese Rabe, Shelby Ray, Marco Rivera, Katelyn Robinson, Ashley Rodriguez, Aidyn Rogers, Paige Seagraves, Jacob Semler, Matthew Sherman, Imani Smith, Katie Tiemeyer, Michelle Tijerin, Jadyn VanWinkle, Joel Villarino, Tyler Warner, Jessica Yanez and Emily Zarco.