March 2, 2024

Tri-County Students Join Ranks of National Honor Society

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Franklin -- Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School wishes to congratulate the 20 students who were inducted into the Peter Rickard chapter of the National Honor Society in a recently-completed ceremony in the company of their peers, family, friends and school faculty, staff and administrators. The inspirational keynote address was delivered by Mr. John Becker, a member of the TC staff, the faculty leader of the new cornhole club, and a former regional sales manager.

Election to the National Honor Society requires the demonstration of four personal characteristics: scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Candidates’ applications are reviewed and evaluated by a panel of six Faculty members who recommend NHS membership to the Principal, Mrs. Dana M. Walsh, for approval.

The new NHS Members were sworn-in and promised to uphold the four pillars of the National Honor Society. As part of the ceremony, each new member acknowledged a teacher who has made a strong impact upon them.

Chapter leadership was introduced and sworn-in as officers for the class of 2024 including:
President: Ivy Young
Vice President: Nicholas Ewanchuk
Secretary: Carol Abdel Alrhim
Treasurer: Matthew Noonan
Social Media manager: Ryan Zagrodny
Ambassadors: Kaylee Chouinard (Administration), Savannah Nosek (Design), Emma Jameson (Culture)

In addition, the accomplishments of the current NHS seniors were recognized. spearheaded many new traditions that I hope to see remain in future years, including
• Senior Sunrise on the first day of school,
• A school-wide awareness initiative and fundraiser for suicide prevention
• A well-executed fundraiser with Panera,
• a fall Dodgeball tournament in collaboration with Student Council,
• a student and faculty art gallery evening that raised over $200 to donate to the Maui Strong fund,
• targeted support for TC teachers,
• an effort to begin a student boosters program to market and support existing efforts of student clubs and sports
• and the continuation of our longstanding tradition of a spring Speedball tournament and fundraiser.

Together, the groups of 38 NHS seniors have contributed over 624 hours of community service this year. The types of service they have provided range from school-related events such as open houses, freshmen orientation, athletic leadership, and School Committee meetings, to support of our wider communities through religious groups, Scouting, local food pantries, specialty camps, blood drives, youth sports, police department community events, public library initiatives, animal shelters, and hospital or healthcare settings. Four seniors were acknowledged for each documenting more than 40 hours of community service this year: Dylan Sullivan, Alexis Hubert, Emma Latham, Savana Martinsen

The following students from Seekonk Class of 2025 who gained induction into NHS are: Cayden Bourassa, Jack Pardi

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