National Honor Society membership is based on “scholarship, leadership, service, and character,” according to http://www.nhs.us. Recently, 95 juniors and senior students who display these principles became NHS members at the induction ceremony March 9, said Mae Heitmann, co-president of the school chapter.
All new members had to meet a minimum GPA of 3.5, complete 20 service hours, write essays about leadership, and get teachers’ approval of character in order to be inducted.
At the induction ceremony, East english teacher Laura Beachy Langdon was recognized as NHS Teacher of the Year.
“Very surprising. Very surprising,” said Beachy Langdon. “I did not see it coming.”
The NHS officers then gave speeches about the Four Pillars of NHS before each new member was called to the stage and given a certificate.
The ceremony concluded with the inductees taking the NHS oath while holding lit candles and was followed by a brief reception in the cafeteria.