New Members Inducted Into Quill & Scroll

On December 11, 2019, the prestigious staff of Quill & Scroll hosted the 2019 induction ceremony in the commons of Bush High School. They warmly welcomed their new members.

At George Bush High School, there are many National Honor Societies such as Math, Science, and Art. Needless to say, there is also one for Journalism. It goes by the name ‘Quill & Scroll’ and is the National Journalism Honor Society. To be considered as a member for this organization, one must have accomplishments in both journalism and their own academics, be approved by the director of the national chapter, and be nominated by their journalism teacher.

“I felt honored because I was surprised. I didn’t think that I had enough talent to be a part of it, but I definitely feel that I’ve put in the effort. In the beginning of the year I didn’t really focus too much on writing, but whenever I found out that there was an organization that I could be a part of, I made it a goal to do what it takes to be inducted,” Emmanuel Okene said.

The ceremony started with opening remarks from both the teacher sponsors and student officers of Quill & Scroll. The sponsors then called out the name of each new member, shook their hand, presented them with a congratulatory certificate to welcome them into the society. The ceremony was small which brought forth a very nice and intimate atmosphere.

With every organization, there is a high possibility that there is a head of some sort. For Quill & Scroll there is a President and her name is Tianna Castillo. As a leader, the idea of new additions to their team is exciting. In many cases, new members mean new opportunities and goals. For the President of Quill & Scroll this is most definitely the case.

“I think the new members will provide for the society. We’re a small community and it’s really happy. I love the program and I think they’re gonna do a lot with it when I graduate,” Castillo said.