Brookwood inducts 22 into National Honor Society

Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Staff Report
We are excited to announce our 22 new members of the Louise Jeanes Hines Chapter of the National Honor Society at Brookwood School.
THOMASVILLE - Brookwood School inducted 22 new members into the Louise Jeanes Hines Chapter of the National Honor Society last week. Students in grades 11 and 12 who demonstrate scholarship, service, leadership and character — the four pillars of the National Honor Society — are eligible for membership. 

Students must meet or exceed high GPA standards for induction. Additionally, they must demonstrate a pattern of service to the school and local community. They must also demonstrate leadership and strong character. 

The ceremony, one of the oldest traditions at Brookwood, has remained essentially the same since 1973, when the school’s first NHS members were inducted. The students who have been selected for induction remain a secret until the ceremony. Normally, teachers will place a special wooden key around each “tapped” student’s neck. This year, in accordance with COVID-19 protocol, the ceremony took place virtually through a pre-recorded video shared with inducted students and their parents Tuesday evening. 

On Wednesday, inductees received their keys and enjoyed a socially-distanced catered lunch. The key bears the name of numerous NHS members throughout the school’s history. This year, several inductees wore keys that included the names of their alumni siblings or parents. 

“The ceremony is steeped in tradition, thereby honoring all of Brookwood’s National Honor Society Members throughout the years, and celebrating the new inductees,” stated Headmaster Dr. Randy Watts. “This year, as with many aspects of life at school, we had to do the ceremony a little differently. I believe that we were able to maintain the core essence of the ceremony and celebrate our students accordingly. Our students have worked hard for this distinction and have shown resilience and dedication.” 

From the class of 2021, new National Honor Society members are George Arline, Jordan Burns, Ty Joyner, Simms Ladson, Jacob Lauderdale, Erin Lewis, Justin Quinet, and Jessie Wortman. 

From the class of 2022, new members are Will Bryant, Collin Clark, Katherine Cook, Eliza Eiford, Elise McPherson, Taylor Middleton, Eva Nunnally, Dana Pollock, Sally Powell, Kate Ashton Redrupp, Patrick Saunders, Jack Saussy, Lexi Taylor, and Troy Whitfield. 
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.