AUBURN – The National Honor Society at Edward Little High School held its induction ceremony on May 24 in the gym.

Inductee Amanda Elze played classical selections prior to the event. The formal ceremony started with “An Irish Blessing,” sung by Ryan Delorme, Heidi Dorris, Raechel Biron, Aimee Poulin, Gretchen Stearns and Hannah Giasson.

Principal James Miller welcomed the 300 people and congratulated the inductees. Max Mogensen, NHS president, introduced the guest speaker, Charles Large of the Good Shepherd Food Bank. He addressed the inductees on the importance of service and invited them to continue to develop that attribute.

Hannah Giasson spoke on the history of the National Honor Society. Then four members explained the four qualities of a member and lit a candle from the candelabra. Karina Klonoski spoke on scholarship; Stephanie DeFilipp, leadership; Brian Erickson, character; and Katie Hughes, service. Erickson, vice president, lit the fifth candle symbolizing a person who has all four qualities.

Inductees were invited to go forward to light a candle of their choice from the candelabra. Their credentials were presented to them by three NHS officers: Erickson, secretary Karina Klonoski and treasurer Hannah Giasson. Mogensen led the inductees in the pledge.

The newly chosen members then marched to the back of the gym where they greeted their relatives and friends. Kit Sawyer and Carolyn Ritchie served light refreshments. Guests examined posters of NHS activities, including kiddie nights and the student activities represented by the members. The posters had been prepared by Brittany Wallingford. Ushers included Tara Churchill, Allie Sasser, Rachel Kennedy and Gretchen Stearns.

The inductees for the year 2004 and 2005 include:

Class of 2005: Chelsea Bernard, Kevin Bui, Matthew Cote, Audrey Mariner, Lexie McPhee, Elizabeth Mitchell, Breanne Reed, Christine Sasser and Ray Anne Seubert, Allison Curran, Angelika Guy, Fatuma Haji-Hersi, Joshua Le, Gretchen Rugg, Vladimir Tolstikhin and Emma-Lee Wing.

Class of 2006: Crystal Asselin Sara Biron, Kimber Bolduc, Amanda Burgess, Erin Cain, Rose County, Timothy Cullen, Date Dargie, Tyler Dorris, Derek Doucette, Lauren Douglass, Stefanie Dvorak, Carin Eisenstein, Amanda Elze, Elizabeth Esponnette, Renee Giasson, Nathan Guerette and Kristin Humphrey.

Also, Thomas Kester, Moneca Landry, Danielle MacDonald, Mary Martin, Vanessa Ouellette, Ashley Pepin, Carlos Peralto, Katelyn Perkins, Kelsey Pettengill, Kimberly Preble, Danielle Ramon, Hannah Read, Hanna Ross, Lyndsey St. Hilaire, Markus Schlotterbeck, Joseph Stevens, Kyle Theriault, Courtney Weldon, Eliza Weymouth, Abigail Wilkins and Kate Woodward.

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