By Megan Smith

Kelly Dougherty, Craig, Missouri, was one of 15 students recently tapped for membership into Mortar Board national honor society during the 90th annual Tap Day ceremony at the University of Missouri
Founded in 1918, Mortar Board has more than 250,000 members and 231 different chapters nationwide. Members are chosen on the basis of scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board is one of six secret societies at University of Missouri and reveals its members during Mizzou’s annual Tap Day ceremony. Tap Day was established in 1927 and the secret honor societies are considered one of the university’s richest traditions.
A 2014 graduate of Craig High School, Dougherty is a junior majoring in biological sciences with a minor in psychology. She is a member of the Alumni Association Board, Griffiths Leadership Society, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity and an ambassador for the Missouri Student Unions. Her parents are John Dougherty and Nancy Johnson.