Kelly Humphrey, former teacher of the year at Niceville High School, speaks to the new inductees of Quill and Scroll.

New Members Inducted Into Niceville High School Journalism Honor Society

13 students inducted into revitalized honor society - highlighting growth of journalism program at NHS.

Candle By candle, the newest Niceville High School Chapter members of the Quill and Scroll were inducted Thursday Night. Each new member lighted their candle – a symbol of the light journalism must bring to the truth – from a burgundy candle, representing Niceville High School. 

The eleven ladies and two gentlemen are the newest members of the National Journalism Honor Society, which was founded in 1926 to promote the career field to young people around the globe. 

Currently, there are more than 14,000 chapters around the world, in all 50 states and almost 30 counties. Students founded a chapter in 1965 at Niceville High School, soon after the school opened. 

Kelly Humphrey, an Okaloosa County Teacher of the Year and advisor to The Eagle Echo student newspaper at the school, recalled finding the original charter at the school: “I found it in a warehouse last year,” she told the gathered students and their parents. The chapter remained dormant for years until its recent rekindling. 

This year’s inductees include:

  • Kelcee Anton
  • Noa Bathon
  • Camille Huval
  • Aspen Kidd
  • Ariel Kim
  • Audrey McNabb
  • Noah Najar
  • Hailey O’Banion
  • Ella Padgett
  • Riley Pritchard
  • Naomi Roberts
  • Baylee Russell
  • Lainey Sawyers

Mid Bay News would like to extend a warm congratulations to all new members of the Quill and Scroll – and thank the following members of the organization – who’ve given of their time over the last year in service to the community as a part of the organization.

  • Julia Byrom 
  • Maya Delamater
  • Patrick Duffy
  • Amanda Dye
  • Gilliana Gonzalez
  • Samuel Knight
  • Kenley Ann Lafitte
  • McKinsey Lamm
  • Hazel Lilly
  • Sharlysse Nelson
  • Madison Norton
  • Charlotte Peters
  • Cassandra Price
  • Hannahlaura Schuhhardt
  • Sydney Shinn
  • Annelyse Smedley
  • Morgan Stewart
  • Lily Suttlemyre
  • Robbie Wynn

More About Quill and Scroll

Quill and Scroll was founded in 1926 by pollster George Gallup at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Gallup and a group of advisors felt it was essential to recognize up and coming talent in in the journalism by recognizing achievement in the field by high schoolers. 

Quill and Scroll boasts more than one and a half million members. 

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