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Letter: Ceremony and setting live up to group’s ideals

At my granddaughter’s induction into the National Honor Society at Salisbury High School Tuesday evening, I was impressed with the solemn candlelit ceremony, the demeanor of the members in their procession, the remarks by the NHS officers and particularly their descriptions of the four qualities which anchor membership in NHS: scholarship, service, character and leadership.

The induction ceremony was enhanced by the beauty of the renovated auditorium at Salisbury High. Fred and Alice Stanback have made a remarkable recovery of what was once a grand auditorium, fallen on years of disrepair, into a beautiful area for students and community to enjoy. The lighting alone rivals most Broadway and the Blumenthal theater.

National Honor Society was founded in 1921 but its principles of membership stand as strong today as then. I congratulate the membership and new inductees and thank Mrs. Adair and Mrs. Sullivan for advising NHS at Salisbury High as well as Sr. Master Sgt. Frank Strong, who challenged all of us to better citizenship. And certainly, the Stanbacks who have made an example for all of us to follow: scholarship, service, character and leadership.

— Julie S. Pinkston

Salisbury

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