25 students were inducted into the Shelton High School Quill and Scroll Honor Society at a ceremony held in the school’s library media center on Thursday, Nov. 19. Quill and Scroll began in 1926 when it was organized by a group of high school journalism advisers and George Gallup. There are now more than 14,000 chapters located in every state and in 44 foreign countries. To become a member of the honor society, a student must have done superior work in high school journalism, have the equivalent of a B grade point average, must have been recommended by their journalism adviser, and be approved for membership by the Q and S’s executive director. The ceremony began with a welcome by Journalism teacher Gretchen Webster. She commented that, “Quill and Scroll chapters include in their membership students who have excelled in such areas as the editorial, art and graphics, and business departments of their high school publications and whose scholarship and hard work places them among the best of their schools. It is the duty of Q & S members to maintain high standards of journalism ethics. Q and S membership is an honor that will stand everywhere for the highest type of journalistic achievement.” Webster and Lynn Coffin, Yearbook advisor, then read the names of those students being inducted, who received a certificate from Superintendent Freeman Burr and their pin and graduation honor cord from SHS Headmaster Beth Smith. Several family members were in attendance to witness the induction.
The following students were inducted into the inaugural society: Rayanne Aidibe, Julia Boretsky, Allison Brown, Celina Chapman, Brianna Coba, Anna DePasquale, Marissa Fusco, Lindsay Gowans, Caroline Jablonowska, Melissa Jacksis, Emily June, Rachel Kadagian, Victoria Leonzi, Sara Lipinski, Jake Litts, Julia Mancini, Vanessa Masick, Juliane Niedzwiecki, Alison Packnick., Kathleen Ruenhorst, Sara Sebastjanska, Melissa Scrivani, Julia Simics, Courtney Sissick, Philip Smolitsky.