The DuBois Central Catholic High School Academic Honors Banquet and National Honor Society Induction Ceremony was held recently. The event began with a catered dinner in the cafeteria, followed by the Awards Assembly in the auditorium.
Opening the awards segment of the evening was NHS member Kathryn Ellenberger singing the National Anthem, followed by opening remarks from NHS President, Maria Ginther. Called by name, students received their academic honor awards on stage from Mrs. Dawn Bressler, Principal; Mrs. Angela Edwards, NHS advisor; and Mrs. Kate Kunkle, Academic Dean of Curriculum.
Mrs. Donna Chollock announced this year’s Bausch and Lomb Science Award winner as Andrea Selker. The George Eastman Young Leaders Award was presented to fellow junior, Michael Zaffuto. This year’s NHS scholarship was awarded to senior Philip Myers.
Guest speaker for the evening was Mrs. Kate Kunkle. In her address to the students, she stressed an important life lesson: If you can’t change reality, change your attitude about that reality.
Each current NHS member was introduced and took their place on stage. The traditional induction ceremony followed for the following newly-inducted NHS members: Riley Assalone, Gabrielle Caruso, Jordan Frank, Trisha Gupta, Macey Hanes, Lauren Holdren, Alexsis Kosko, Mark Latuska, Zachary Logan, Hope Martin, Elizabeth Maurer, Riley Meyers, Sadie Peck, Noah Pettenati, and Rebecca Pifer.
Graduating seniors who have completed all NHS requirements were presented their gold sashes to be worn at commencement.
Closing remarks were made by Mr. Michael Armanini, DCC Headmaster, followed by the benediction by Fr. Edward Walk and the singing of the Alma Mater led by Maria Ginther, accompanied by Michael Zaffuto on the piano.
According to Edwards, the evening ended with the school tradition of handing out yellow roses by the NHS member to those who have touched their lives.