Spring Grove High School National Honor Society members for 2013-2014 are shown, in front: new inductees —  Lauren Arneson, Elizabeth Johnson, Matthew Mendez, Kaitlin Bratland, and Samantha Boyd. The back row includes new inductee Samantha Bratland and current members Autumn Bornholdt, Jack Benson, Nicole Ellingson, and Haley Halverson. PHOTO: Jan Lee Buxengard/Spring Grove Herald <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->
Spring Grove High School National Honor Society members for 2013-2014 are shown, in front: new inductees — Lauren Arneson, Elizabeth Johnson, Matthew Mendez, Kaitlin Bratland, and Samantha Boyd. The back row includes new inductee Samantha Bratland and current members Autumn Bornholdt, Jack Benson, Nicole Ellingson, and Haley Halverson. PHOTO: Jan Lee Buxengard/Spring Grove Herald

The ceremony, dinner and induction of nine new members from Spring Grove School to the National Honor Society (NHS) took place April 25 at the Ballard House in Spring Grove. Speaker for the event was Rachel (Deters) Udstuen.

New members to NHS from the senior class are Samantha Boyd, Kaitlin Bratland, Mariah Deschler, and Desiree Otterness. New members from the junior class are Lauren Arneson, Samantha Bratland, Grace Harmon, Elizabeth Johnson, and Matthew Mendez. Current members who were inducted last year are Jack Benson, Autumn Bornholdt, Nicole Ellingson, and Haley Halverson.

Deschler, Otterness and Harmon were not able to participate in the induction ceremony due to a weekend church youth retreat that had been planned months ago, but were present at the school assembly where the honorees were announced and recognized.

School records show that since 1938, the Spring Grove Chapter of NHS has inducted 556 members to the organization.

Watch for the full story in the graduation supplement that will be inserted in the Spring Grove Herald later in May.