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New Honor Society Members Inducted

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Presiding over the National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony were (l to r):  Guest Speaker and Teacher Stephanie Franco, Assistant Principal Denise Cordrey, Principal Tony Hiatt, Society Sponsor, Sandra Kessler, and Society President Julia Moloney. 

 

One week ago, the National Junior Honor Society welcomed 31 new members at their annual Induction ceremony.  Julia Maloney, President of the National Junior Honor Society opened the evening and fellow members presented the candle lighting ceremony that recognizes the characteristics of a NJHS member; Character, Citizenship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. 

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The guest speaker for the evening was teacher Stephanie Franco who offered words of encouragement with a side of humor for the new members. 

“I am particularly privileged to have witnessed these selected individuals today lead their peers to success, through their determination and hard work. As a teacher here at the middle school, I am fortunate enough to see these children “in action.” When I say “in action” I mean that there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t witness these students lead their peers by making good decisions and spending countless hours working and planning to become the people they are destined to be,” said Mrs. Franco.
 
Mrs. Franco went on to describe an online “teacher challenge,” that asked teachers to identify students who make them want to come to work every day.  “I thought of the students that sit here before us. Though they can drive me crazy at times, give me headaches constantly, and never have their pencils sharpened BEFORE class begins, these students want to do well, they want to be here, and they want to make a difference in their society.  For that, I will say, here is my teacher challenge… each and every one of you has a gift and I am honored that I get to see those gifts every day… so thank you for making me WANT to come to work every day so that I can afford to buy you endless amounts of pencils and for making me and other teachers feel appreciated,” she said.
 
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A very proud Mrs. Franco congratulated each new inductee. 

 

Mrs. Franco closed her comments by asking parents and guardians to stand so that they could be recognized for shaping the inductees in to great young people worthy of induction into the NJHS.

Certificates were presented to the new members by Julia Moloney, Sponsor of the NJHS Sandra Kessler, Assistant Principal Denise Cordrey and Principal Tony Hiatt.
 
Eighth grade students inducted included:  Aidan Beilke, Kayla Drewno, Austin Gineris, Madeline Kartz and Myah Niemeyer.  Seventh grade students inducted were:  Yumi Bear, Ana Blagojevic, Malia Butler, Heidi Considine, Sarah Fleming, Nicholas Holden, Allison Holtcamp, Gunnar Howes, Nicole Kane, Nicholas Kolanowski, Breanne McDonough, Kailee Moran, Van Naughton, Bryce Noble, Joshua Ondack, Sophia Ponto, Johnathan Salata, Hannah  Schneider, Jamin Stiefel, Olivia Tomac, Benjamin Voticke, Charlie Watson, Ashlyn White, Anna Wilk, Megan Wright and Alexis Yuhasz.  

 
  
            Getting To Know Principal Hiatt

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Tony Hiatt is a native of Versailles, Indiana who currently resides in Kentland with his wife Sharon Riegle Hiatt.  He has four children and eleven grandchildren.  Mr. Hiatt brings impressive education and experience credentials to Hanover Central Middle School.  He is a graduate of South Ripley High School, Purdue University, and Indiana Wesleyan.  He has also earned additional credits from San Jose State, University of San Diego, University of Southern Colorado and Valparaiso University.  Mr. Hiatt taught for 31 years in the South Newton school district.

During his years as a teacher Mr. Hiatt earned many accolades including Runner-up Indiana Teacher of the Year, Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, Purdue School of Science Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in K-12 Teaching and the Sigma Xi Purdue Science Research Society’s Outstanding Educator award. “None of these recognitions is as important to me as the satisfaction I get hearing from former students who have gone on to successful careers in science and thank me for having a significant impact on their lives,” said Hiatt.

Moving from the small South Newton school district, where he was Assistant Principal and Director of Technology, to take over the reins of the brand new Hanover Central Middle School in 2012 was an exciting challenge.  “It has been four great years so far and I have been blessed with an outstanding staff,” says Hiatt.  “I look forward to continuing to build on the great things we have already accomplished.”

His message to students stresses respect as a key element in improving any school’s success.  Students should; “Respect themselves first and foremost, respect their fellow students, respect adults and teachers and respect the taxpayers who have made educational opportunities available to them.”  Each day he reminds the students that “the choices you make today shape your world tomorrow.” 

 

   ~ Mission Statement ~
 
 Hanover Central Middle School Provides Opportunities to
Grow Intellectually, Physically, Socially and Emotionally

 


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