Members of the Tamaqua Area Chapter of the National Honor Society were challenged to continue to improve at a recent induction ceremony for 31 new student members. The challenge was issued by senior high school assistant principal Thomas McCabe as part of the ceremony.

McCabe encouraged the NHS members to rise to his challenge, which he noted "may sound simple, but it is difficult for many continue to improve."

McCabe added "We all need to take time to appreciate success, but there should always be a new goal on the horizon. Ultimately, I am confident that all of you are capable of accepting this challenge. If you wish to build upon your character, leadership abilities, community service and scholarly achievements, continue to improve."

The ceremony was held in the Tamaqua Area Auditorium, with welcoming remarks offered by chapter advisor, Marietta Kotch.

Emily Zancofsky, TAHS chapter president, conducted the induction ceremonies.

The four criteria which must be met for membership were explained by Zancofsky and other officers: Jacqueline McMullen and Caitlin Metzger, vice presidents; and Kayla Hope, secretary. The criteria includes scholarship, service, leadership and character. Kelsey Patrick, treasurer, led the students in the NHS pledge.

Newly inducted members of the senior class include: Jacob Fegley, Anthony Iacoviello, Jennifer Kabana and Chelsey Valentine. Junior class inductees include: Trevor Arnold, Emily Bumbulsky, Lauren Christ, Janelle Cinicola, Laine Confer, Lauren DeBenedict, Emily Demyanovich, Lacey Folweiler, David Frederick, Christian Gardiner, Amber Groner, Derrian Gulden, Amanda Hinkle, Rebecca John, Victoria Krouse, Alexandra Miller, Hannah Miller, Victoria Mueller, Kailee Rottet, Martin Sedlock, Alicia Smith, Amanda Solt, Makia Stocker, Christine Streisel, Alexandra Wagner, Megan Witkus, and Scott Zellner.