The local chapter is at the heart of Quill and Scroll. The member belongs to an international organization. Membership widens a student’s horizon, increases journalistic perspective and gives the prestige of membership in an honorary scholastic society.
FOUNDED IN 1926
I was inducted into Q&S in 1968, and later advised for 30 years. My favorite moment was always the candlelight ceremony and lighting the Candle of Truth. Students would giggle a bit… how hokey, right? But as they stood before proud parents, and repeated the vows, there was something real there.
Proudest moment of my high school career: Nominated and accepted into Quill & Scroll at Triadelphia High School, Wheeling W.V., 1956.
I was inducted in Quill and Scroll in 1960. I was feature editor of our school newspaper and editor-in-chief of our literary magazine. I remember the ceremony and the pride of my journalism teacher and adviser who happened to be my mother’s sister! I still have my pin as a charm on my charm bracelet. In those days it was solid gold!
When I was inducted in 1994, I was proud to know my mom had been a member in her high school days before me. As an adviser now, inducting my own students for the past 18 years, I watch them take pride knowing the rich tradition and what it means to do such important work in the interests of truth, service and integrity. They get asked about their Q&S cord at graduation, and I love watching them explain what it means and how they earned it.