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Satanta Students Named to National Honor Society

By Emilio Hernandez

National Honor Society recognizes students who display character, leadership, scholarship, and service in their school and community. Six Satanta High School students were recently inducted into the local chapter of the national organization: Ella Burrows, sophomore; Jaylon Essix, junior; Addison King, sophomore; Darvin Puerto Jr., sophomore; Lizahi Quinonez-Salas, senior and Jody Zimmerman, sophomore. Guidelines for membership include having a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, as well as showing exemplary service, leadership, and character.

These students joined existing NHS members Gabe Salas, Brooke Abernathy, Adan Gutierrez, Tanna Anderson, Houston Friend, and Andrew Heimerich at a banquet where Mr. Tim Dusin spoke, addressing the inductees on the importance of involvement in school and commitment to community. The meal that evening consisted of pulled pork, scalloped potatoes, a variety of side dishes and desserts, and large decorated cake provided by Mrs. Judy Stuckey.

“National Honor Society members are known for the academic excellence,” said Satanta NHS sponsor Ryan Burrows, “but I most proud of our kids’ commitment to public service.”

The most recent example of Satanta National Honor Society’s commitment to community service came was seen as the group worked with other high school students to respond to and mail out nearly 50 letters to Santa written at the Satanta Chamber of Commerce’s annual Santa Visit.