PRLog - Jan. 27, 2013 - DEVON, Pa. -- Ten Devon Prep students were inducted into the school’s chapter of the Quill and Scroll Society, the international honor society for high school journalists. During a ceremony in Calasanctius Hall, before family and friends, eight seniors and two juniors were welcomed into the Society by Devon Prep Headmaster Rev. James Shea, Sch.P., and Mr. Larry Theuer, Devon Prep English teacher and moderator of the student newspaper the Devon Dialogue.
Devon Prep's 2012 Quill and Scroll Honor Society Inductees.
The new inductees include: Seniors Justin Barker, Timothy Crowe, Jacob Kampman, Brian Koskinen, Sean Melvin, Ryan Shannon, Rafael Suero, Michael Tolvaisa and Juniors Andrew Bright and James Stanish.
Among the qualifications for membership into Devon Prep’s chapter of the society are: a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the last 2 semesters; superior work in some phase of high school journalism; submission of at least 2 quality articles in the last year; recommendation by the Devon Prep Quill and Scroll committee; and approval by the Society’s executive director. The Induction ceremony included the distribution of the badge of membership, honor cords for the seniors to wear at Commencement, and a candle lighting ceremony demonstrating the core values of the Society: Truth, Learning, Leadership, Loyalty, Initiative, Integrity, Judgment and Friendship.
In addressing the new inductees Mr. Theuer said, “Membership into Quill and Scroll involves responsibility which you must not forget - the duty to devote yourself to the welfare of your school, and to any other group or community to which you may later belong. In a few years the obligation of leadership will fall to you, make certain that you are fully prepared and fully qualified to assume responsibility.”
The Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists was founded in 1926. The society recognizes individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication. Since the society’s founding more than 14,000 high schools in all 50 states and 45 foreign countries have been chartered.
Devon Prep is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for young men in grades six through 12 conducted by the Piarist Fathers. Located on North Valley Forge Road in Devon, Chester County, Devon Prep enrolls nearly 300 students who hail from the five county Philadelphia area. For more information contact Devon Prep at 610-688-7337 or visit www.devonprep.com and www.facebook.com/