On Tuesday, November 1st, the Howards Grove High School chapter of National Honor Society welcomed its new inductees for the 2016-2017 school year, from both the junior and senior classes, at a banquet at Klemme’s Wagon Wheel. After our wonderful meal, Maverick Moore welcomed everyone to the banquet. Kaitlynn Near then read a brief overview of the history of National Honor Society so that everyone could understand what this organization is all about. The current members then gave speeches about each of the new inductees explaining why they were great additions to NHS.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. (www.nhs.org.us)
In the fall, junior students received an invitational letter letting them know that they can apply for National Honor Society. Once their applications were complete, a rotating faculty committee reviewed them and made their fi nal decisions. This year, 27 second year members welcomed 18 new members into the school’s top organization. Collectively, the old and new members will complete many service projects throughout the school year. The students of National Honor Society are excited to see this year’s success and would like to welcome all of our new members!