Broadfording Christian Academy inducts five students into National Honor Society
From left, Emily Underberg, Heidi Miller, Haley Gray, Derek Durst and Katy Boring. (Submitted photo / November 26, 2012)
A candlelight ceremony was held in the church auditorium in honor of the inductees who were recognized for their strong academics, leadership, service and character. The inductees were Katy Boring, Derek Durst, Haley Gray, Heidi Miller and Emily Underberg.
Haley Hicks, a senior, spoke about last year’s leadership study on Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the late quality-control expert. The honor society members learned how to apply Deming’s quality control measures and management principles to their own lives as high school students.
A biblical standard was also taught for every one of Deming’s management principles, and students were often reminded that it doesn’t get any higher than God when it comes to quality.
Emily Miller, a senior, shared with the audience the plans this year to study the leadership style of President Lincoln.
The honor society members will be looking closely at Lincoln’s ability to effectively lead his troops and the nation through the Civil War.
“I’m looking forward to working with this group of very diverse and talented students,” said Elizabeth Luhn, honor society adviser. “The study on President Lincoln will serve as a good reminder that human rights should be respected and people should be treated with dignity. Lincoln was known for his commitment to the rights of the individual.
“Lincoln was also known for spending a lot of time out of the White House and out amongst the people.
“Talking and interacting with people was a great way for him to build strong relationships with others and to gather important information first-hand. In a world that has become so technology-based, I will encourage the NHS members to put their electronic devices down long enough to spend more quality time listening and interacting with the people around them.
“These are just a few of the characteristics of Lincoln’s leadership style; we will be studying many more.”