The First Quill and Scroll Induction

Selected journalism students participated in the first AHS Quill and Scroll induction.


Heather McKay

Quill and Scroll Inductees received a certificate and a pin after lighting their candles during the ceremony. Seniors also received a blue and gold cord for graduation.

Taliya James, Editor

Dedicated to working hard in the classroom and showing leadership in journalism, Quill and Scroll is an honorary journalism society established in 1926 for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing students. Quill and Scroll abides by eight guiding principles: truth, learning, leadership, loyalty, initiative, integrity, judgment, and friendship. 

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, 13 journalism students from Atlantic High School were inducted into the society. The students were seniors Grace Barkley, Ariel Clark, Kennedy Goergen, Shayla Luke, Molly Mcfadden, Caroline Pellet, Haley Rasmussen, Makynzie Steffens, and Da’Jai Wesson, as well as juniors Andrew Engler, Taliya James, Eleanor Greving, and Reagan Leonard. The ceremony was run by journalism director Allison Berryhill with special guest principal Heather McKay. During the ceremony, sophomore Reese DeArment played the ukulele. 

The ceremony consisted of lighting candles to represent the eight guiding principles while the new members read passages describing each one’s meaning to the society. The 13 inductees received a certificate and pin, and seniors received a blue and gold cord to wear at graduation. 

Luke, an Editor-in-Chief for the Javelin, was nervous about the ceremony, but enjoyed “being able to sit down with my fellow journalists and celebrate our good tries.” 

AHS Needle Editor Clark enjoyed the induction ceremony. She said, “It was a lot more comfortable than I thought it would be. There were times that I could recognize that we celebrate good tries. I liked the little bit of chaos for an excuse to laugh with my peers.”

Engler, Eye of the Needle broadcaster, said that the induction felt very organized. Although it was put together the day before, it felt “planned and very efficient.” Steffens said, “I felt like it went very well, especially since it was the first one. I wasn’t there for the practice, but considering it was our first time, it all went well.”