Wentworth National Honor Society to Serve Second Term
The state conference was held at the Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. The conference was attended by hundreds of NHS members from across the state of Missouri.
Wentworth Military Academy is the state treasurer school and plays a significant role in the annual conference.
Members of the Wentworth chapter of NHS that attended the conference were Cadets Jacob Eide, Chapter President; Hao Li, Vice President; Anastasia McElroy; Secretary; Jeremy Petersen, Treasurer; Eric Wang, Historian; and Allyson Fly. Their sponsor, Cadet Marjorie Griffin and Major Ed Fiora also traveled with the cadets to the conference.
The Wentworth Military Academy cadets presented the Colors to open the conference. The cadets then presented “the manners and customs of living at a military academy and being an International student at Wentworth Military Academy,” to the congregation.
During the first day of the state NHS conference, members divided into separate groups to attend “break- out sessions,” such as ACT Preparation, Communication, and Business Relations.
NHS members also participated in the state wide service project by providing small stuffed animals and fleece blankets for the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. The small stuffed animals were donated by conference attendees for children who travel aboard Life Flight; the fleece blankets are distributed to children hospitalized at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
NHS members spent the first evening bowling, swimming, attending a dance and karaoke, working out in the fitness center, and socializing.
At the onset of day two, NHS member school ran for state officer positions.
Wentworth Military Academy then performed a hilarious skit before being elected to a second term as the state treasurer school of Missouri NHS.
“We ran for state treasurer, and seeing our cadets captivate the audience of hundreds of high school students and NHS advisers from across the state of Missouri was awesome,” said Captain Marjorie Griffin, Wentworth NHS Sponsor. “The skit was so funny; Jacob Eide played the part of the “gangster” bank robber so well; everybody was taking photos and laughing. We got a standing ovation afterwards, and I was quite proud of our cadets!”
The Wentworth Military Academy cadets then had to instruct their own break-out session, four times, to groups of 25 – 30 students in each session. The presentation included a powerpoint presentation covering all the main areas for the differences between International life and life at a military academy. Major Ed Fiora, Wentworth Military Academy JROTC Senior Army Instructor, was the guest speaker.
The cadets concluded the event with an interactive “Traditional Military Drill Down,” which was a highlight for session attendees.
The conference was a “packed” two days, but attendance allowed the Wentworth Military Academy cadets to interact with other high school honor society members.
Running for state office keeps Wentworth Military Academy in the state spotlight.