Above: Fall 2019 Cats with Class. Left Corner: Guest speaker Richard Schell (Class of 1988).
Sixty-one students at Westerville South High School were recognized as “Cats with Class” at a breakfast and ceremony held bright and early on Wednesday morning, November 13. “Cats with Class” honors pupils who have demonstrated acts of kindness, good school citizenship, or service, which help make South a wonderful place for learning and teaching. It is jointly sponsored by Westerville South High School and the Westerville South Academic Boosters. The students were joined by their family members, along with teachers and staff who nominated them for this prestigious honor.
Chairperson Elysabeth Bouton welcomed the attendees, who were praised by Principal Michael Hinze. Keynote speaker was Richard Schell (Class of 1988), who was introduced by Assistant Principal Julie Wilson. Schell, a history teacher at South, said Cats with Cats is a very exclusive fraternity. He looks at the honorees as bricklayers who are building the foundation for future students. CLASS, he surmised, stands for Character, Leadership, Attitude and Special Students. “You did something special to be here today,” he said. “Embrace it and carry on the tradition.”
Student Nevaeh McClure offered closing remarks. Faculty coordinator Mary Fuchs and Secretary Beverly Davis were thanked for their efforts in organizing the program.