National Honor Society Inducts New Members
On Tuesday, November 7, the Howards Grove High School chapter of the National Honor Society had the pleasure of inducting 28 new members at a ceremony held in the high school library. The evening began when second-year NHS member Katy Berg gave a warm welcome to the parents and new members. To follow, second-year NHS member Mattie Milz read a brief overview on the history of National Honor Society. The thirteen current members gave brief speeches about each new member and why they are a great addition to NHS. High school principal Mr. Fritz explained the selection process and finally, second-year NHS member Makenzie Schlafke had a few comments to conclude the ceremony.
The National Honor Society 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)
Early in the school year, junior and senior students receive letters letting them know they are eligible for National Honor Society based on maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. These students may then submit information regarding their community service hours and leadership roles. The information is submitted to a rotating faculty committee for consideration. This year the current thirteen members welcomed twenty eight new members. Together we will complete many services projects to benefit our community throughout the school year. The current members are excited to welcome the new members into National Honor Society and are looking forward to having a successful school year.
Anika Herwig, Student - National Honor Society Reporter