Clay welcomes new NHS members


Members of Clay High School’s National Honor Society

Clay Junior-Senior High School held its National Honor Society (NHS) Induction on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in the high school cafetorium. Thirteen new students were inducted into Clay’s National Honor Society.

The new members inducted were Hunnter Adams, daughter of Lori and John Adams of Rubyville; Hunter Armstrong, son of Tom Armstrong and Jill Hauth of Portsmouth; Alicia Bobst, daughter of Wayne and Marianne Bobst of Portsmouth; Grant Cayton, son of Scott and Gretchen Cayton of McDermott; Keith Cottle, son of Marc and Jennifer Cottle of Portsmouth; Bethany Flannery, daughter of Eric and Tammy Flannery of Stout; Grant Hempill, son of Tony and Stacy Hempill of Rubyville; Savannah Moore, daughter of Mark and Tiffany Moore of Portsmouth; Abigail Jo Osborn, Regan Nicole Osborn, and Sydney Erin Osborn, daughters of Brent and Kathy Jo Osborn of Portsmouth; Jacob Wellman, son of David and Tami Wellman of Portsmouth; and Samantha Willis, daughter of Erik and Julie Ratcliff of Portsmouth and David Willis of Hilliard.

The current NHS members included Cole Gilliland, Ava McCleese, and Alaina Stowers.

The speaker for the afternoon’s ceremony was Mrs. Angi (Picklesimer) Basham. She was inducted into the CHS National Honor Society in 1994 and was the salutatorian of the 1995 Clay High School graduating class. She graduated summa cum laude in 2000 from Shawnee State University with degrees in physical therapy and biology. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Findlay in 2009 and her doctorate from the University of Kentucky in 2011. Mrs. Basham is employed by SOMC as a physical therapist and an orthopedic clinical specialist and educator.

Members of the chapter are selected based on the criteria of character, leadership, scholarship, and service; and members must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be considered. Members are involved in many activities and service projects throughout the year. The advisor for the Clay National Honor Society is Mr. Mark Rose.