by Sherry Goodyear
SPRINGER — On Tuesday, March 13, the Springer National Honor Society (NHS), co-sponsored by Mr. Steve Montoya and Mr. Kris Otto, inducted its newest members. Kaitlyn Scott (senior); Christopher Arellano (8th grade), and Megan Otto and Diego Ramirez (7th grade) are the latest inductees into the group. During the induction ceremony, several honor society members wrote and presented speeches. Emma Sandlin spoke about “Scholarship”, Alan Finkbone about “Leadership”, Chase Casias about “Service”, and Joseph DeHerrera about “Character”.
The guest speaker for the evening was Springer High School 2015 honor society graduate, Anthony Romero who is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education in mathematics and school administration at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) in Las Vegas, NM. Romero is also active in NMHU Student Government, is president of the NMHU American Sign Language club, and is a member of the NMHU National Society of Leadership and Success.
Other honor society members also helped make the event a success. The pledge of allegiance was led by Antonio Chavez, then the presentation of current/ new members was done by Alan Finkbone. The group was lead in the National Honor Society Pledge by Joseph DeHerrera who also oversaw the lighting of new members’ candles.
While the induction of new members into the NHS is a positive achievement for all of these young people, the moment is bittersweet as the senior class members of the group prepare for graduation in May. Jaidyn Swartz, Kaitlyn Scott, Hannah Burton, Isaac Ivans, Shania DeHerrera, and Bryan Romero will all be graduating from Springer High School during the 2018 commencement ceremony. Congratulations everyone!