Westminster recognizes Honor Society members

NORTH SHELBY – Members of the National Honor Society at Westminster School at Oak Mountain were recognized during a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

39 standing and new members of the exclusive organization were honored in front of their classmates and parents in the atrium of Westminster’s Upper School.

College Advisor and Dean of Students Bridges Herring announced the names of the school’s National Honor Society members.

Acceptance into the National Honor Society requires an unweighted GPA of at least 3.50 for juniors and seniors, and faculty endorsement based on service, leadership and integrity.

“They are those who have thought of others and not just themselves,” Herring said and encouraged all Westminster Upper School students to aspire to joining the society themselves.

Herring announced the organization’s officers for the year: Hannah Simpson, president; Rebekah Lusk, vice president; Sarah Stephenson, treasurer; and Alexa Hightower, secretary.

Also recognized was Westminster student Rachel Faulk, who has been named a National Merit semifinalist.

Only about 1 percent of 1.6 million Merit applicants are named to the semifinalist level, Herring said.

“Rachel Faulk is representing that 1 percent,” Herring said. “That’s a big deal.”

Herring said that while honoring the students “recognizes the fruit of God’s calling in our lives,” it is important for them to avoid a “swollen sense of self.”

“The greatest temptation we face on a daily basis is, ‘I got this,’” he said.

Those recognized at the ceremony include: Sophia Adam, Caroline Black, David Blackburn, Lauren Brannan, Kristen Cates, Emma Davenport, Ann Marie Godfrey, Daniel Harry, Matthew Krulak, Catesby Mallard, Sarabeth Miller, Macy Mixon, Lauren Murdock, Rachel Price, Evan Raines, Mary Frances Shannon, Faith Cheatham, Josh Pravin, Anna Rebekah Richburg, Ashley Anderson, Olivia Brookins, Olivia Clement, Annie Doggett, Gracie Eddins , Rachel Faulk, Will Green, Katie Griffith, Alexa Hightower, Lauren Hoagland, Camilla Lemons, Sarah Kate Lipperd, Rebekah Lusk, Parker Mixon, Pierce Moffett, Abby Poore, Alex Poore, Ashley Caroline Self, Hannah Simpson and Sarah Stephenson.