• OHS' William Nunamaker Chapter



    Our SD#308 Journalism Program includes Quill & Scroll, a journalism honor society, for those students whose contributions and excellence in scholastic journalism necessitate membership.  OHS journalism instructors Sarah Hands and Ewa Tulak are co-sponsors of this society.  The society was named in honor of OHS' late Assistant Principal, Mr. William Nunamaker. 
    Students interested in applying should complete the OHS Quill & Scroll Application; questions may be directed to Ms. Hands or Ms. Tulak.  To become a member of OHS' William Nunamaker Chapter of Quill & Scroll honor society, a student must meet five qualifications:
    1. be of at least sophomore classification
    2. be scholastically in the upper third of their class or have the equivalent of a "B" GPA average cumulative during the semester of their election
    3. have done superior work in high school journalism
    4. have been recommended by the journalism adviser or by the committee governing the high school's media
    5. is approved for membership by the Quill & Scroll executive director(s)
    On May 3, 2022, the following 5 OHS students were inducted as OHS members to Quill & Scroll (below).  Due to the pandemic, this was the first in-person induction ceremony since the inception of the William Nunamaker Chapter.
    • Riley Cherniwchan
    • Rebecca Corbett
    • Trinity Heard
    • Kira Farooqui
    • Brady Monahan
    On April 27, 2021, the following 3 OHS students were inducted as OHS members to Quill & Scroll:
    • Miranda Mahoney
    • Sarah Petrauskas
    • Olivia Solis
    On May 11, 2020,  the following 13 OHS students were inducted as OHS' first members to Quill & Scroll:
    • Tiana Cannavino
    • Cecilia Espinosa
    • Carson Hartzog
    • Alex Mielcarz
    • Sage Oden
    • Andrew Provost
    • Charlie Recchia
    • Thiago Reinert
    • Annabelle Rivera
    • Gavin Ross
    • Evan Sharrard
    • Lizzy Sorensen
    • Caroline White

    During the ceremony, inductees use candles to symbolize the light of truth.  Quill & Scroll first took its ideals from this light in 1926 when it was organized by a group of high school journalism advisers and George Gallup.  This light has spread to more than 14,200 chapters located in every state and in 44 foreign countries.