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BPHS adds 13 to Minnesota Honor Society

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The membership in the Blooming Prairie High School Chapter of the Minnesota Honor Society grew to 35 with the induction of 13 juniors. A group photo was taken following the ceremony. In the front row, from left, are Kohan Miller, Cole Wangen, Luke Heimgartner, Bo Zwiener, Mason Staff photo by Kay Fate
Kay Fate, Staff Writer

The Blooming Prairie Chapter of the Minnesota Honor Society has inducted 13 new members, bringing the group’s number to 35.

The object of the organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character.

A candle lighting ceremony highlighted the four standards of excellence.

The seniors in the group volunteer at multiple events, including blood drives, and several of them volunteer at the elementary school during the school day.

“If we need someone to help someone in the community, these are the kids we call upon,” said Mary Worke, MHS advisor, “and I can tell you right now: They don’t say no. They offer their time, and as parents, you can be very, very proud of these 22 members.”

Each of the new members, all juniors at Blooming Prairie High School, have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and were evaluated by the Minnesota Honor Society Committee Council. They completed an application form that highlighted their activities and awards in the school and community, required the signature of two teachers and a letter of recommendation from someone who is neither a teacher nor a relative.

The application also included an essay to explain their strongest leadership traits.

The 13 inductees will “bring new energy and support our continuing work as Honor Society members,” Worke said.

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