Today, students that were accepted into National Honors Society were greeted into the club by a letter and a carnation (a white flower). Senior NHS students went to their first period classes to hand them out to the new members. The club is sponsored by history teacher Mr. Hammer. Mr. Hammer couldn’t recall how the process of carnation began. The tradition was in place before he became the NHS sponsor and he wanted to continue the tradition when he took over.
Mr. Hammer says there are four values each student must have to qualify to get into the club. They look for scholarship, leadership, service, and character values. You must maintain a 3.5 GPA and be heavily involved in school and the community.
He hopes that over the next year he can make National Honors Society more visible at school and in the community.