Montgomery County R-II NHS

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When I was a sophomore at Montgomery County R-II High School, I was invited to join the National Honor Society. High academic achievement, leadership in school activities and recommendations from teachers were(apparently) the items that made me eligible for NHS. Huh! Who’d have thunk I could have lived up to such high standards?! Certainly not me!

Last evening, March 11, I was invited to speak at the NHS induction at my alma mater. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve set foot inside the building which is so associated with my high school life. Last night was truly, truly one of the favorite programs I’ve given in a long time. One of my best buds from high school, John Woods(now a member of the school board) introduced me and refrained from telling any stories that were TOO embarrassing!

Last night wasn’t the typical Marcus Engel keynote, either. At least 50% of the speech was material I’ve never used before. Thanks to all those in the audience who received that message so well and took the time to support the NHS!

Special thanks to Mrs. Hillary Enloe, the NHS sponsor, for helping to orchestrate my program…and thanks for taking such an active interest in an org I care deeply about.

Another special thanks to senior Brandon Nystrom for being such a gracious host for the evening. You and your fellow NHS officers really made me feel welcome back in the old stompin’ grounds!

To all who came out to listen last evening, and to all those who bought books, and to all those who took the time to introduce yourselves… thank you. You made me feel like a returning hero-but those who take an active interest in bettering the world (as NHS does) are the real heros.

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