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Price’s 40th NHS Ceremony one of largest in MCHS History

By Thomas Sellers Jr.

MCHS National Honor Society members President Kendrick Carter, Ashli Martin and Anderson Spearman were a part of the ceremony last week inducting 76 new members.

MCHS National Honor Society members President Kendrick Carter, Ashli Martin and Anderson Spearman were a part of the ceremony last week inducting 76 new members.

Every induction ceremony of the Millington Central High School Chapter of the National Honor Soceity is special to sponsor John Price.

The math instructor helped conduct his 40th such event Feb. 26 in the MCHS Autotorium inducting 76 new members featuring 13 seniors.

“We try to always make it special so that the students who qualify, since it is such a big honor, get recognition that they deserve,” Price said. “We try to do it in the evenings so that parents and other family members can be there.

“So that everybody in the family share in the success of the student,” he added. “It’s just always been a real wonderful evening. It’s one of the special evenings of the year when we can take in new members into the Honor Society.”

MCHS senior Princess Buchanan was one of the 76 enjoying their moment in the spotlight celebrating their hard work. Buchanan and her fellow inductees were welcomed by Millington NHS President Kendrick Carter. Then NHS members Anderson Spearman, Ana Barrera, Ashley Walls and Ashli Martin read about the four characterists that make up a NHS inductee, scholarship, character, leadership and service.

Buchanan said the last four years of her life has been an example of those characterists. She is currently ranked No. 27 in her class with a 3.5 grade point average. While achieving that rank, Buchanan participated in Bridge Builders, volunteered with the Millington Basketball Booster Club, been a choir member and she took on a job at the Millington Taco Bell.

“It was very hard,” she acknowledged. “It’s hard to balance out friendships, school, family and work. Being inducted into the National Honor Society is amazing. It’s overwhelming because I do get stressed out easily. But I just kept going. I didn’t stop.”

Her backbone to take on those challenges has been her mother Dhawn Buchanan. She is keeping her duaghter motivated to reach her next set of goals.

Princess plans on attending UT-Martin to major in communications to become a radio and TV broadcasting host. Honor classes like calculus, statistics and Marshoon Calvin’s broadcasting will assist her in reaching that goal. And Buchanan added having National Honor Society on her resume’ is another boost.

“It’s a huge step along the way of what I’m becoming to be,” she said. “I still have a long road to go toward becoming great. And I will be great and successful.”

For one night, Buchanan’s greatness was on display. And she was mindful of those who helped her reach induction night.

“First I would like to give all honor and praise to God, Jesus Christ who is the head of my life, my Savior,” she said. “Secondly I would like to thank my Mom who is my biggest supporter and critic. Everything I do, I do to for her to make her proud. I have to thank my brothers and my sisters and especially my teachers. It takes a village to raise a child.”

Price said even after 40 induction ceremonies, you never get tired of shining the light on the best of the best.

“This is just a great group to sponsor,” he said. “I feel privleged to be able to work with such a good group. It’s kind of the top of the line as far as organizations go. Membership into the National Honor Soceity is really the highest honor that a high school can achieve. Why would I want to trade it in.

“I feel like I got such a wonderful group of students to work with,” Price concluded. “If I’m going to sponsor a club or organization, this is probably the best you can ask for. I’ve always been pleased to have this group.”

The seniors inducted were Travis Bell, Matthew Bills, Princess Buchanan, Alexis Carpenter, Dalton Darcey, Ashlyn Huffer, Alma Martin, Ashlie Mason, Kylee Pharris, Kendra Pruden, Seymon Taylor, Angelique Tutor and Elizabeth Woodard. The juniors inducted were Ryan Abano, Brandon Archer, Jason Barnes, Kendal Beall, Jonathan Black, Savannah Booker, Aundrea Brinson, Jordan Browning, Asha Burks, Brandon Carmichael, Jenny Casilag, Alyssa Chandler, Eliott Chapman, Kianna Cherry, Emaja Coburn, Breland Coleman, Jacob Copeland, Alanna Decker, Kevin De La Mondea, Shantane’ Diamond, Jennifer Dunn, Nicole Dunn, Stephen Graham, Bobby Grandberry, Colton Greganti, Gregory Hairston, Cornelius Harris Jr., William Harrison, Shakira Hassell, Carter Hawkins, Luis Hernandez, Samantha Hughes, Briana Jamerson, Kelcey Johnson, Helena Jones, Corrine Landry, Lauren Lester, Kashmir Locke, Alexis Maclin, Corteney Marchisio, Alexandria Martin, Mary Martin, David McKinley, Servando Mireles, Jacob Monroe, Takiera Moore, Jamie Neville, Taylor Proctor, Kennea Raine, Eric Raymond, Iris Reyes, Jose Reyes, Paola Reyes, Ciarra Robinson, Meghan Sands, Jodi Schmidt, Jade Simonson, Kielyn Smith, Emily Stewart, Savannah Sumner, Wesley Walker, Jessica Williams and Joshua Wylie.





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