Twenty-six Grandview Heights juniors were inducted April 17 into the high school's Alphega Chapter of the National Honor Society.

Twenty-six Grandview Heights juniors were inducted April 17 into the high school's Alphega Chapter of the National Honor Society.

The ceremony, held in the school auditorium, was attended by students, parents and guests.

The inductees are: Benton Bair, Elizabeth Bergmann, Maya Bode, Riley Cochran, Kevin Daniel-Hamberg, Colin Elliott, Isabelle Esber, Jackson Furbee, Spenser Jackson, Tim Jenks, Bekah Jones, Libby Jump, Anna Kahle;

Mary Emma MacLeod, Georgia Mattingly, Rosaley Milano, Julia Muccio, Maria Murphy, Taylor Oberschlake, Haley Rees, Kayleigh Stelling, Kira Thomas, Zoe Wenk, Emma Wheeler, Courtney Wilson and Eryn Wolfe.

The ceremony included remarks by Superintendent Andy Culp, who noted the students' achievement was more than just an academic one.

Academic achievement is just one of the four pillars of the National Honor Society, Culp said.

The new inductees also were recognized for their service to others, character and, perhaps most importantly, leadership, he said.

"The four pillars have served you well and will continue to serve you well" as the foundations for future success, Culp said.

Culp said one of his favorite quotes is by Oliver Wendell Holmes: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

With their induction to the society, the 26 juniors "have proven that what lies within each of (them) is something special," he said.

Following Culp's remarks, each new inductee was introduced by a current society member who read excerpts from an essay each wrote for his or her application.

To qualify for society induction, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average and complete at least 50 hours of volunteer service.

Students also must present recommendations from two teachers. An anonymous faculty committee reviews applications and makes the final selections for membership.