Kosel receives certificate
for 60 years of service to Legion
Payton Kalla, daughter of Kelly and Rick Kalla of St. Joseph was recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society for top business students at St. Cloud State University. Kalla, a junior finance major at SCSU, was among 36 students honored at an induction banquet March 22. Beta Gamma Sigma recognizes high academic achievement in business students at schools accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Two St. Joseph students were recently named to the National Honor Society, Virgil Michel chapter, at St. John’s Preparatory School, Collegeville. They are sophomores Marisa Gaetz, daughter of Rose and Rick Gaetz, and Savannah O’Hare, daughter of Amy O’Hare of St. Joseph and Peter O’Hare of Hixson, Tenn.
The NHS is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Today, it is estimated more than one million students annually participate in activities of NHS and its middle-level counterpart, the National Junior Honor Society. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop through involvement in school activities and community service. Both NHS and NJHS were founded by and are programs of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Gabrielle Martone, daughter of Lisa and Mark Martone of St. Joseph, was named one of the top 10 honors seniors who will graduate May 24 from St. John’s Preparatory School. She was a member of the tennis team for two seasons, basketball team for five seasons and the softball team for four seasons. She was the editor of the school yearbook, The Pine Curtain both her junior and senior years. She was also a member of the National Honor Society. Martone will receive an International Baccalaureate Diploma, an optional two-year program of rigorous study during a student’s junior and senior years. She plans at attend Boston College majoring in biology and economics and follow the pre-medicine path.