Mundelein High School formally inducted 61 students into the National Honor Society (NHS) in a ceremony held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4 at the high school.
The inductees were chosen by a faculty selection committee based on the four principles of NHS, namely character, scholarship, leadership and service.
NHS Faculty Advisor Aaron Dame and NHS Chapter President Cameron Gilbert opened the ceremony followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by NHS Member Bianca Rico. NHS Member Shane O’Malley introduced the four qualities of the NHS. These were then explained in English and other languages:
- Scholarship: Spanish version, Estrella Gallegos; English version, Jessica Lake.
- Service: Addison Salski.
- Leadership: Polish version, Emma Vickerman; English version Marisa Spada.
- Character: Avery Refka.
Faculty member James Drier was the guest speaker, followed by NHS President Cameron Gilbert. Jessica Lake and Marisa Spada presented the inductees. Cameron Gilbert led a recitation of the NHS Pledge followed by closing remarks from Principal Anthony Kroll.
The 2021 inductees are: Jonathan Anno, Kayla Baltazar, Elle Bank, Tyler Bell, Alicia Brak, Evan Brown, Megan Burns, Michael Carlson, Rayna Carreathers, Abbie Catania, John Chambers, Aliana Ching, Mackenzie Czapia, David Degrazia, Mia Dunaway, Abigail Echtenacher, Nadia Emso, Taiylor Egbert, Caitlyn Ekstrom, Isabella Feijoo, Katelyn Fletcher, Matthew Franzen, Sri Gaddam, Samuel Gottfried, Gladdie Greenfield, Andrew Hampsey, Riley Hodel, Gianna Horcher, Addy Irwin, Sharron Kagan, Rachel Kofoed, Maya Koski, Carter Laurys, Andy LaCroix, Lily Little, Neil Martin, Ava McQuain, Lauren Mjoen, Erica Montegrande, Leila Moon, Greta Mounce, Casandra Morales, Ty Murray, Diana Nanos, Samantha Nevergall, Hadyn Nuttall, Riya Patel, Eva Pechtl, Jacqueline Pienta, Diego Prado, Nicholas Proenza, Hussein Razvi, Ellie Rebellon, Samuel Roberts, Isabella Rodriguez, Nicolas Rodriguez, Kyra Ryba, Jose Salinas, Emily Schwarz, Danny Shannon, Mac Shifley, Freddy Song, Owen Smith, Lukas Smith, Elizabeth Strelecki, Charlie Thomas, Elle Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Thomas VanEycke, Victoria Weaver, Emily Weiss, Ciara West, Hayley Williams, Makenna Wolf, Ashley Wolverton, Ian Xu, Katerina Zalejsky and Camryn Zogby.