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Hard work pays off for NHS inductees

By David Swartz - Managing Editor | Nov 25, 2020

The 2020-21 Estherville Lincoln Central National Honor Society induction ceremony was held Tuesday at the high school gym. Senior members who were inducted last year conducted the ceremony. Current members of the ELC National Society are Tuesday’s inductees are front from left, Cullen Bixby, James Williams, Madison Norton, Abbigail Sander Jasmine Mata Diaz, Gabrielle Paul, Blake Bixby; second row: Gary Gardner, Kory Rezac, Maggie Domek, Amara Heinrichs; third row: Brendan Finley, Cole Danner, Alex Jensen; and back row: seniors inducted in 2019—Kendyl Ruschy, Adelee Reinhardt, Adrienne Rosfjord, Allison Young, and Emma Ross.

The induction ceremony for the 2020-21 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony at Estherville Lincoln Central lasted about a half hour.

However, it was hours of hard work that the inductees put in to receive the prestigious honor.

Seventeen inductees–seven juniors and 10 seniors–put in the time and effort that caught the attention of the faculty committee who made the selections.

“It was a very tough, well-deserving group of individuals to judge this year and we should all be extremely proud of the group sitting in front of you this year,” said faculty advisor Kim Sorbo to assembled parents.

Seniors who were inducted as juniors in 2019 conducted the ceremony. They are Adelee Reinhardt, Adrienne Rosfjord, Emma Ross, Kendyl Ruschy, and Allison Young. In telling about the history of the honor society in Estherville, Adelee Reinhardt said with the 17 inductees, the total membership in school history is 1,539.

Characteristics of members are character, scholarship, leadership, and service.

This year’s inductees are as follows:

n Blake Kenneth Bixby, son of Brian and Elizabeth Bixby

n Cullen John Bixby, son of Brian and Elizabeth Bixby

n Jasmine Dalis Mata Diaz, daughter of Joaquin and Yasaria Mata

n Madison Bea Norton, daughter of Terry and Peggy Norton

n Gabrielle Christine Paul, daughter of Chris and Tara Paul

n Abbigail Lynn Sander, daughter of Kevin and Marcy Sander

n James Jonathan Williams, son of Greg and Gwen Williams

n Brandon Scott Brunsvold, son of Scott and Becky Brunsvold

n Cole James Danner, son of Nick and Emily Danner

n Margaret Geneva Domek, daughter of Martin and Rebecca Domek

n Brendan Peter Finley, son of David and Angela Finley

n Gary Gardner, son of Chuck and Charla Gardner

n Carly DeAnn Grange, daughter of Travis and Tammara Grange

n Amara Marie Heinrichs, daughter of Randy and Lisa Heinrichs

n Alex Russell Jensen, son of Jeff and JoAnna Jensen

n Kory DeAnne Rezac, daughter of Frank and Margot Rezac and Angie and Casey Kirkpatrick

n Maggie Maxine White, daughter of Brad and Jill White