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Mrs. O’Keefe Steps In

Mrs. O’Keefe with the NHS inductees at Monday night’s ceremony

This past Monday, the National Honor Society was excited to induct its newest members into the St. Dominic NHS Chapter. While this is an exciting new experience for the inductees, it was also a first for St. Dominic’s new NHS sponsor, Mrs. Stephanie O’Keefe. 

Becoming the NHS sponsor is a huge milestone for Mrs. O’Keefe. As a student government sponsor at her previous school, she felt well equipped to take on the challenge of stepping up, and managing the NHS. 

“Mrs. Stewart asked me over the summer if I would be interested in taking over NHS this school year, and after prayerful consideration I decided to commit. After being a teacher for so many years, I really missed the relationships with students,” Mrs. O’Keefe said. 

While she loves being a librarian, Mrs. O’Keefe’s position here left her wanting more connection to the students. For her, getting involved in the NHS was the perfect way to be more directly involved with the St. Dominic community. 

“Being a librarian doesn’t allow me as much interaction with as many kids as I would like. I knew becoming the sponsor would better foster this. I love working with the kids most and developing relationships while helping them find opportunities to serve one another,” Mrs. O’Keefe said. 

As the NHS’ sponsor, Mrs. O’Keefe has a multitude of responsibilities, including organizing all NHS meetings, and events and making sure they go as smoothly as possible. 

“While I am not responsible for deciding which candidates will be included, I help moderate the faculty council who does, and then help plan the induction ceremony. I also help monitor tutoring, lead meetings, and help facilitate the blood drive, and scholar bowl. Each of these things have many moving parts,” Mrs. O’Keefe said. 

So far, Mrs. O’Keefe is doing a fantastic job. The Monday night induction ceremony was a huge success, and the new inductees were thrilled to finally have achieved NHS status. 

“The induction was a time for the new candidates to feel welcomed into this esteemed society. It was a night of accomplishment and yummy refreshments,” Junior Ava Pritt said. 

St. Dominic is proud to welcome all of its new NHS inductees, and its new NHS sponsor, Mrs. O’Keefe. Being inducted to the National Honor Society is a huge deal, as it promotes excellent academic achievement for our students, and it upholds our pillars of St. Dominic. We wish all newly inducted students and Mrs. O’Keefe, a great rest of the year!

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Haley Cannavan, Staff Writer
Haley Cannavan is a Senior at St. Dominic. She is a leader of the St. Dominic American Sign Language and Culture Clubs. Outside of school, Haley likes to read, play the guitar, and spend time outside.

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