Like almost every high school in the United States, Proctor recognizes scholarship, service, leadership and demonstration of character within the community by inducting members of the graduating class into the National Honor Society. Proctor's Alan S. Bursaw Chapter of the National Honor Society was formed in 1966 and has since inducted hundreds of students over the past 46 years.
While Proctor's mission of focusing on individual growth within each and every student may seem to contradict recognition of academic excellence among a select group of students, the induction committee looks at potential inductees in a holistic manner. Academic excellence qualifies the student, but service, character, and leadership qualities weigh equally in the process.
During each induction ceremony (one in the fall
and one in the spring), a small group of students are recognized for their achievements and contributions to the community.
This spring, the community recognized Alice Anastacia, Breanna Davis, Do Yun Kim, Taylor Pearlman, Ryan Saunders, Micahaela Trefethan, and Kelsey Wilcox for their hard work during their time at Proctor as they joined previous inductees Tyler Graf, Kate Kozain, Sage Morison, Klare Nevins, Tyler Lingel, and Brad Prevel as the National Honor Society inductees from the class of 2012.
Each has not only excelled in the classroom, but has been heavily involved in a variety of activities on campus ranging from school leader positions, to varsity athletics
, to PEA
, volunteering in science labs and and excelling in the arts
The dynamism of this induction class is representative of the entire graduating class, as the demonstrated excellence in a tremendous breadth of disciplines is astounding. Among the inductees, 54 AP classes were taken, 50 terms of varsity sports played, ten terms spent abroad and seventeen years of student leadership volunteered. This group of students has served as school leaders, dorm leaders, earned excellence in English and Spanish awards, earned the Robert M. Downey Award for Excellence in Graphics and Digital Editing, the Marvin Award
, and have been integral to the spring musical
The beauty of academic excellence at Proctor is that it need not be mutually exclusive from full engagement in the community. In fact, as students pursue academic excellence, they are drawn into other facets of the community. The leader in the classroom evolves into a leader in the dormitory, athletics, and the greater community. The student willing to risk failure
in the classroom becomes the student willing to stretch him or hersel
f by studying abroad. The student that offers a unique perspective
in class discussions evolves into the student willing to stand before the student body and share that independent thinking
with the community as a school leader. As Proctor's mission states, our goal is to unearth the confidence in every student to embrace this journey.
Klare commented following her fall induction, "It was such an honor to be inducted and recognized for my efforts. I am very grateful to have been given Proctor's nurturing environment, as it supported my growth in the four characteristics of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character that the NHS strives to recognize within students. These are values that are not only important to demonstrate within a school, but also within our broader communities."
Congratulations to Tyler, Brad, Breanna, Sage, Kate, Michaela, Tyler, Klare, Alice, Do Yun, Taylor, Ryan and Kelsey not only on their induction to the National Honor Society, but for their tremendous contributions to the Proctor community over the past four years.