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New Members Inducted into National Honor Society

On Thursday, March 25, seven new members were inducted into the Genesee Valley Central School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS).

New members include Emera Aquila, Elizabeth Bentley, Sierra Burrows, Kimberly Butler, Addison Herring, Trenton Scott and Nathan Slawson.

Genesee Valley alumnus, Joshua Deichmann, class of 2014, offered his congratulations to the new members in a pre-recorded video. Joshua spoke on the NHS pillar of service. “True service is more of a posture or a mindset,” commented Joshua. “Try to find a way to serve one person each day. You don’t know what impact it might have.”

NHS 2021 During the ceremony, students were presented with their NHS pins and certificates by superintendent Dr. Brian Schmitt and 7-12 Principal Mrs. Sara Donlon.

Emera Aquila, daughter of Jennifer French and Sal Aquila, has played varsity soccer, basketball, volleyball, and is soon to play softball this year for GVCS. Additionally, Emera made Allegany County All Stars along with The Big 30 for soccer this past season. Emera will graduate from GVCS this year and she is enlisted in the Marine Corps. 

Elizabeth Bentley, daughter of William and Stacy Bentley, has played GVCS varsity soccer, basketball, and track for the past four years, and tried varsity swimming and volleyball for the first time this year. Additionally, Elizabeth is in the competitive New Vision: Health Professions course at BOCES. Elizabeth will graduate from GVCS this year and plans to attend Daemen College for Physical Therapy in the fall. 

Sierra Burrows, daughter of Brian and Natalie Burrows, has participated in multiple sports throughout high school, and has had the opportunity to be a Captain for Varsity Soccer and Basketball. Sierra has participated in the High School Band and has contributed to many concerts. Sierra will graduate from GVCS this year and plans to attend SUNY Cortland in the fall for Physical Education.

Kimberly Butler, daughter of Margaret Ames and Floyd France participated in the student council as treasurer when attending Wellsville Central School. She also participated in Makerspace, an art club.  Kimberly volunteers at Wellspring Ministries during her time outside of school.  

Addison Herring, daughter of Kristy and Jon Gates, has played on GVCS volleyball and basketball teams since the 7th grade. The last two years, she earned a spot on the varsity teams. Addison also serves as a mentor for Girls on the Run. 

Trenton Scott, son of Kevin and Dawn Scott, has played GVCS baseball, basketball, and soccer throughout high school. He also volunteers his time helping with junior sports programs in the area. Currently, he is serving as Vice President for the class of 2022.

Nathan Slawson, the son of Jeremy and Donna Slawson, has been attending Genesee Valley since eighth grade. Since then, he has participated in GVCS baseball, playing for the varsity team in both his sophomore and junior years. He has also served as the Class of 2022 President since his freshman year. His proudest moment at GVCS is playing Jack Kelly in GVCS's production of Disney's Newsies!