On Thursday, October 22, 2009 the Ruth Harbuck/San Saba Chapter of the National Honor Society held its induction ceremony. In an impressive afternoon ceremony at Armadillo Arena, seven new students were inducted into the National Honor Society before their high school peers, faculty and invited family members.
The ceremony began with Tyler Lackey, a SSHS senior, who sang “The Time of My Life”. NHS President, Nicole Sears, welcomed everyone to the special ceremony and spoke of the honor and importance of National Honor Society. Senior members of the NHS presented speeches regarding the qualifications for being accepted into this prestigious organization.
Chase Key spoke about leadership and its importance to our culture. Kayce Ellis invited everyone to examine their character and know that it is crucial to being a part of the National Honor Society. Kaitlin Bode reminded all students that life is about much more than self as she extolled the benefits of service to others. Jose Olivas challenged students to have good scholarship as a goal, not just in high school years, but for a lifetime. Karoline Jordan gave the official invitation to new members Tucker Cromer, Tarah Crosby, Jaena Edwards, Haylee Oliver, Rebeca Paredes, Jose Vega, and Jack Whitten to come forward.
The invitation to light their candles was then given by Pedro Prado. Kayla Ellis led the new inductees, as well as any other members of NHS in attendance, to recite the pledge. Students were accepted formally into the organization by San Saba High School principal Mr. Harper Stewart and congratulated for their high achievement by counselor Mrs. Dana Pannell. Mrs. Leigh Ann Glaze, SSHS Superintendent, presented pins and identification cards to all new members. A cookie and punch reception was held in the foyer for all NHS members and families in attendance.