Saint Michaels Middle High Students are “Tapped” into National Honor Society

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In keeping with a long-standing tradition, Saint Michaels Middle High School held their annual “Tapping” to induct 22 juniors and seniors into the Tidewater Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). NHS is a national organization established in 1921 which serves to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Qualifying students are given the opportunity to submit an application and resume, which are reviewed by a Saint Michaels Middle High School faculty committee.  The actual “Tapping” is a surprise to the students who are selected, and families are invited to be present to participate in the celebration. The new members sign a special book listing all of those inducted since 1990.  Mr. JR Burkhardt, Guidance Counselor, serves as the National Honor Society Faculty Advisor. “There are pictures in the yearbooks from the 1960s or earlier of members wearing gowns and carrying candles as they do the “tapping”, said Mr. Burkhardt.  “It’s truly an honor to be able to perpetuate this special tradition at our school.”

The 2018 inductees are as follows:

Seniors
Jordan Bateson
Alan Keen
William Pittman
Christina Smithpeter

Juniors
Layla Berry
Colby Bryan
Randei Collins
Matthew Dunn
Brandon Foy
Jade Gilliece
Cole Johnson
Alexis Jones
Hannah Kerr
Cassidy Kling
Cian McCue
Elise McGovern
Emma Quigley
Benjamin Rieck
Lydia Shreves
Savannah Stewart
Jack Vener
Eve Yacopino

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