Juniors, seniors apply for National Honor Society

Anna Zhou

With chapters existing in all 50 states and over one million members, National Honor Society (NHS) was established in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students.

“Being a member of NHS is something I have been waiting for since my freshman year. Now that I am a junior, I am really excited that I finally have the opportunity to apply,” junior Amal Saeed said.

Going beyond just an honor roll, NHS chapters seek to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to promote leadership, to stimulate a desire to serve others and to develop character.

“It [NHS] sounds like a great opportunity to get recognized for being involved in volunteer work and continue with new opportunities,” junior Julia Kumar said.

183 juniors and seniors with grade point averages of 3.6 or above were invited to apply for NHS. The prospective members attended an informational meeting on Sept. 16 where they were introduced to the new advisors, Mr. Kenneth Clark, computer literacy teacher, and Mr. Marvin Hoffert, computer animation teacher, as well as the NHS officers.

In order to become official members of NHS, applicants must have completed 30 hours of volunteering (45 for seniors), participated in three or more school activities and maintained a 3.6 GPA or higher.

“In preparation for the NHS application process, I volunteered at Bethesda North Hospital all summer,” junior Katherine Dunn said.

Applicants who meet the requirements will be inducted into NHS on Nov. 22.

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