Fleetwood is First School In Berks County to Start a Rho Kappa Chapter

Posted on December 6, 2017 by


Fleetwood Area High School is the first school in Berks County, Pennsylvania, to join Rho Kappa, the Social Studies Honor Society. The induction ceremony will be held at the Reading Public Museum on 11 December 2017.

“The Social Studies Honor Society recognizes juniors and seniors who excel in social studies,” economics teacher Dina Heffner said.

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) was founded in 1921, and the organization is completely dedicated to fortifying and supporting anyone who is passionate about history.

The membership selection criteria in order for one to be considered eligible for induction into Fleetwood’s chapter of Rho Kappa is that they need to complete four semesters of classes in the Social Studies category after their sophomore year. After that, students should complete, at the minimum, six semesters of courses in Social Studies. Applicants should also be enrolled at FAHS for at least one semester before the students may be considered.

In order to sustain a membership in Fleetwood Area High School’s chapter of Rho Kappa, students must have a 92% average or higher in their Social Studies classes from their 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade years (if the student is a senior). If the student is a junior, then only his or her 9th and 10th grade grades will be calculated. Neither of these cumulative averages are rounded up.

Juniors who were not selected this year are encouraged to submit another application at the beginning of their senior year. As of now, the list of inductees for juniors are as follows: Taylor Althouse, Shelby Claytor, Sienna Cowley, Megan Dunkle, Matthew Dybowski, EliseEggleston, Emma Eggleston, Kandace Engle, Sydney Geist, Brooke Gorman, Ashtyn Heckart, Abigail Hinkle, Alexa Hromiak, Justin Kramer, Erin O’Neil, Kylee Paules, Taylor Reed, Samuel Schappell, Alexis Sterner, and Lucas Strange.

Seniors are also allowed to reapply to Rho Kappa as well. Currently, the senior inductees are as follows: Grace Afandilov, Audrey Agnew, Kyle Burns, Sarah Crissman, Quinlan Crossley, Julia Donohoe, Gabrielle Downs, Maya Evans, Thomas Hegedus, Israel Herndon, Nicole Hipp, Laura Kaskey, Jacob Kleinhenz, Aubrey Laity, Jenna Masenheimer, Jacob McGarry, Ryan Miller, Amanda Oross, Sarah Oxenreider, Ripley Price, Madysen Redding, Aiden Sandor, and Alicia Stitzel.

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