Calais Hold NHS Induction Ceremony

By Kaileigh Deacon


The New Inductees stand with the current members of the National Honor Society at Friday's induction. Back current members (l-r) Dominic Gayton, John LaPointe, Brooke Smith, and Nicki Scott. Front new inductees (l-r) Keegan Newman, Issac Johnson, Madyson Waycott, and Caitlin Reynolds. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

Calais High School held a ceremony to indicate new members into the Calais chapter of National Honor Society Friday night. This year’s ceremony indicated four new members Keegan Newman, Madyson Waycott, Caitlyn Reynolds, and Issac Johnson. 

The National Honor Society was started in 1921 in high schools across the country to recognize students who exhibit strength of character, leadership, scholarship, and service. The Calais chapter started in 1958 each year welcoming in both Junior and Seniors who exhibit these qualities. 

Students in the National Honor Society spend the year working on community service projects and school projects. The Calais chapter of National Honor Society works a lot in conjunction with the student council to better not only their school but their community as well. 

The event’s guest speaker was Washington County Community College President Joe Cassidy. Cassidy spoke about what it means to be a member of National Honor Society and what their roles as a member means. President Cassidy spoke about all of the key attributes of National Honor Society Members and how they are important not only to their future at Calais High School but in life as well. In conclusion President Cassidy issued a challenge to the new inductees. 

“To finish up I want to give you a challenge. I want to tell you about my son, my son Max is nine years old and he is very proud to live in Calais and he can’t wait to attend Calais High School. So here is my challenge to you. I want my son to look up to you. I want him to see fine young people embodying the attributes of scholarship, leadership, service and character. By accepting membership tonight you are accepting the challenge.”


Of the new inductees there was one senior and three juniors. These four inductees join the five seniors who are currently on National Honor Society. When the year starts next year, there will be three students to carry on National Honor Society next year until they induct their new members next year.