NHS hands out acceptances to juniors


Courtney Moody

Junior Susana Chirinos smiles in joy after receiving her acceptance into National Honors Society

Rebecca Cantrell, Reporter

National Honor Society senior officers notified juniors during third period on Wednesday, April 12 regarding their acceptance into the prestigious club. Senior officers went into junior members’ classes and presented them with an orange rose and a slip of paper congratulating the new members and introducing them to important dates.

“I was definitely excited about being accepted into NHS. I thought the rose was adorable and very welcoming,” junior Abbey Milwicz said.

The classes also provided support to new members through congratulations, hugs, and clapping.

“My whole class started clapping which was really nice,” junior Julianna Isbitts said.

NHS invited potential members in mid-March to apply based on their GPA. Members must maintain at least a weighted GPA of 3.9 to stay in the club and to receive their stole at the end of their senior year.

Members possess excellence in scholarship, service, leadership, and character, which pertain as the four most important characteristics to NHS, and NC’s NHS especially emphasizes community service. Every month, members participate in community service projects from creek clean ups to collecting coins for Relay for Life and March of Dimes.

“I’m most excited to do community service and help out around the school with my friends. I really want to give back to the community and I feel the NHS is a good way to do that,” Isbitts said.

The juniors started their first task as NHS members, collecting coins for March of Dimes, an organization that helps premature babies and their families. All members of NHS will walk at the March of Dimes at the end of April. Also, this month, officers will induct the juniors officially into the club and seniors will receive their stole.