Ten North Augusta High School seniors were inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame on Feb. 5.
In a school assembly, the seniors were recognized and were met with hugs from family and friends as they approached the stage.
There were 43 seniors who applied and their senior classmates voted for the top 31, said teacher Craig Gilstrap, one of the teachers who helped to coordinate the annual event.
The final 10 who were recognized were chosen by faculty members.
What makes the Hall of Fame unique is that it recognizes students for efforts in and outside of the classroom, said Gilstrap.
“These students are involved in many clubs and extracurricular activities,” he said.
The announcement is made in a schoolwide assembly to allow the entire school to recognize the honorees and provide the younger students with examples of well-rounded students, he said.
It was an honor to be selected, said Nicole Fuller.
“It’s just really good to know you’ll be remembered and go down in school history,” she said.
Fellow honoree Sheena Amin agreed.
“I like to know that I made an impact on someone and did something to stand out,” she said.
The Hall of Fame is also a way for peers to recognize those in their own class, said Principal John Murphy.
“When students do outstanding things, we want to celebrate it,” he said.
“Their peers also recognize what they’ve done and are a part of the process.”
He said he also encourages the newest members of the Hall of Fame to continue their good works.
The 2014 Hall of Fame honorees are: Sheena Amin, Nicole Fuller, Luke Smith, Bronwyn Bigger, Hyuri McDowell, Ben Phifer, Nicholas Barrs, Kelsey Williams, Eric White and Olivia Oates.
Online refer: Read Hall of Fame inductees’ answer to “Why do you love NAHS?” at northaugustatoday.com.