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Honor Society Students Inducted, Urged to 'Be Ignited'

Seven of 55 students inducted into the National Honor Society at Catholic Memorial are from Brookfield and Elm Grove.

Be the light of truth and faith while leading by serving others, Catholic Memorial High School alumnus Hannah Dugan told National Honor Society inductees Wednesday night.

Dugan was the keynote speaker at CMH's annual induction ceremony for the NHS, which requires academic achievement and strong leadership and service from all of its members.

Of the 55 juniors and seniors accepted, seven were from Brookfield and Elm Grove:

Seniors

Mary Kate Berens — Elm Grove
Katie Christianson — Brookfield
Shannon Fuller — Brookfield
Anna Jurken — Elm Grove
Katie Ness — Elm Grove
Sydney Royston — Elm Grove

Junior

Diane Heighway — Brookfield

CMH President Fr. Paul Hartmann said the inductees "reflect and exceed our ideals, not just academically, but in how they care for others. They are mentors, volunteers and student ambassadors who seek to help others in the gifts they have."

Dugan, an attorney practicing nonprofit law who has been an executive director with Catholic Charities, encouraged the students to lead "from the bottom" by serving others in whatever they do in life. She also told them to "listen to adults' suggestions on your path, because they often see gifts and talents in you that you don't see."

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