Submitted by Christopher Chambers
The Tucker County International Thespian Society and the Blackwater Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held a dual-induction at Tucker County High School. Nine new members were inducted into the Thespian Society’s chapter, and six new members were inducted into our local chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS).
TCHS International Thespian Society and National Honor Society Inductions
With anecdotal remarks and shared memories, Ms. Erin Marks, current theatre director, inducted Lalah Ends, Christopher Chambers, Ian Dotson, Lindsey Hull, Lucas Davis, Sadie Palmer, Samantha Chambers, Tanner Gatto, and Tessa Jolly into the International Thespian Society Troupe 8205.
Marks, when asked how she felt about her actors and new thespians, responded, “It’s always nice to be able to showcase the success of the arts in this school and in this county. Working with these students over the last several years has allowed me such a wonderful opportunity to see them grow as individuals as well as a cast and crew.”
At the NHS ceremony, current members Mark Barnes, Wyatt Hall, Samantha Bykofsky, Owen Poling, and Inza Pacella explained the principles of NHS: character, scholarship, leadership, and service.
NHS president Corrick Ambrose and vice president Owen Poling presented the inductees Mary Carr, Ian Dotson, Kelcee James, Cameron Mullenax, McKinley Murphy, and Jordan Teter with their certificates. To conclude the night of ceremonies, Mr. Wilson (NHS advisor) discussed the importance of service as well as the importance of continued efforts to be an exceptional person. Additionally, he remarked, “Every year it’s an honor to be able to celebrate the students and their outstanding achievements.”