Thirty-three students were initiated into the Golden Crest Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa during an initiation ceremony held Nov. 4 at Missouri Southern State University.

ODK is the national leadership honor society and membership is based on exemplary service, leadership, scholarship and character.

The society recognizes achievement in the following five areas:

  • Scholarship
  • Athletics
  • Campus and community service; social and religious activities; and campus government
  • Journalism, speech, and mass media
  • Creative and performing arts

ODK was founded Dec. 3, 1914, at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., by 15 student and faculty leaders. There are currently more than 300 active circles at colleges and universities across the United States. Missouri Southern’s Golden Crest Circle was chartered in 1987.

The recent initiates include:

MISSOURI

Aurora

Carly Jaye Bayans

Carl Junction

Kellen Braden Adams

Kristi K. McKinzie-Payton

 

Joplin

Jason D. Berrend

Zachary K. Nichols

Kara L. Kammermeyer

Lora M. Rooffener

Stella Ndauwa

Jacob M. Layne

Rylee Hartwell

Labadie

Clarissa L. Gurnow

 

Lee’s Summit

Michaela Christine Ketcher

 

Liberty

Holly Nicole Haner

 

Monett

Alyssa Nicole Brewer

Jacqueline Clare Ballay

Leah Kathleen Bradshaw

Melissa Ruiz

 

Mountain Grove

Shelby Elizabeth McCoy

 

Neosho

Madison Lee Shadwick

Christopher Gil Johnson

 

Nevada

Tre’Anna LeaShea Hinds

 

New Bloomfield

Paige Leigh Ragar

 

Osage Beach

Taylor M. Erickson

 

Phillipsburg

Courtney Lee Ann Rogers

 

Raymore

Dominic E. Maiuro

Webb City

Claire E. Pederson

Veronica Thao Duyen Nguyen

 

KANSAS

Baxter Springs

Patrick Andrew Corn

Brennan Reid Cummings

Pittsburg

Kailey Hall

ARKANSAS

Springdale

Peyton D. Powell

ARIZONA

Maricopa

Luzarianna Galindo

TEXAS

Frisco

Syeda Butool Mustafa