CHS National Honor Society Inducts Five New Members

Pictured are the current and new inductees to the Calais chapter of the National Honor Society. Pictured are (l-r) Patrick Corbett, Emily Doten, Olivia Huckins, Ivy McLellan, Elizabeth Bitar, Kale Sapiel, Kelsey LaCoote and Dylan Carrier. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon)

By Kaileigh Deacon

Every year the Calais chapter of the National Honor Society inducts new members from the junior and senior classes. The National Honor Society is a service group that works for the betterment of not only the school but the community as a whole, taking on projects that fill a need. 

When it comes time for selection of the new inductees, the faculty advisory committee looks at the student body for students who show exemplary status in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics set an example not only for themselves but their fellow students to reach for their full potential. 

This year’s speaker at the Induction ceremony was JMG Specialist Toby Cole. Cole just won the Maine State Teacher of the Year at the High School level and has been a teacher at the high school for five years. 

“Please continue to do what you are doing, it doesn’t go unnoticed and it will make you a better person,” Cole advised the inductees. 

With the new inductees, the National Honor Society now holds eight members through the end of the school year when the seniors will graduate. Until that time the students will work on projects both within the school and in the community as well. Among other things, they will partner with the student council to help with events during the school’s Winter Carnival week in February. 


After the induction ceremony, the students went on to have a reception celebrating their accomplishments.