Sunday, December 17, 2017

National Honor Society Inducts New Members

On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, the Verndale Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted eight new members into its ranks, bringing its total membership to 13. The students selected for membership are chosen for their success in four areas: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These four concepts summarize years' worth of high academic achievement, young people serving as role models for their peers and for younger students, volunteer work in the community, and all of the little decisions one makes every day to help to make the world a better place.  


The Verndale Chapter of the National Honor Society is affiliated with the nationwide organization of the National Honor Society. Besides inducting members, the group organizes community service events. The Verndale Chapter began the Reading Buddies program, in which they assist in the elementary reading classrooms, last year. They are working with the Verndale Goes Green initiative, to facilitate recycling and energy conservation in the school and community.  They help out with Family Fun Night and the Career Fair on a regular basis, and stand ready to help with other projects to benefit the community.

Another Successful Verndale Career Expo

Thanks to the help of many people from the community, Verndale High School presented its third Career Expo in two years. The staff pooled their contacts to secure 19 presenters in 7 career clusters. Students were able to attend two 50 minutes presentations consisting of 2 to 3 presenters in each session on topics that were related. The presenters were asked to talk about their occupation, duties, salaries, wages and benefits, skills, training, difficulties, likes and dislikes, and advice that they have for students that may be thinking about pursuing that position. All the presenters did a great job! The first cluster included Lee Paskewitz, a farmer from Staples; Kevin Ross, the owner and operator of a golf course in Wadena and Russell Kleinschmidt, who works for the US Department of Agriculture presenting information about the Department of Natural Resources.