New Honor Society Members Inducted
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.
The guest speaker for the evening was teacher Stephanie Franco who offered words of encouragement with a side of humor for the new members.
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.
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.”
December Dates To Remember
Now through January 13 - Speak Up Survey (Please visit "District Home" for details and to participate)
Dec. 6 - Band Concert @ 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 - Hanover Community School Corporation Board Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 14 - Choir Concert @ 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 19 through Jan. 2 - Holiday Break
Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in purchasing a year book from 2015-2016, copies are available for $35.00 in the guidance office