At 6:00pm on December 5, both new and old members of the National Honor Society gathered in the auditorium in order to induct the 85 new NHS members that were accepted this year.
The ceremony began with the President of National Honor Society, Chris Kozlowski, introducing our principal, Carrie Butler. Ms. Butler spoke about the new inductees’ hard work and successful lives ahead of them and congratulated them on their acceptance. Following Ms. Butler, NHS Treasurer Lauren Jones spoke about the first core trait of NHS: service. She talked about how important and rewarding volunteering is to her and to others. Next, Vice President Kevin Valyear spoke about the importance of character and he was followed by Secretary Kailee Havrda who spoke about leadership. Lastly, Chris Kozlowski spoke about the last core trait of NHS members, scholarship.
After the speeches, Mr. Hammer, the sponsor of NHS, spoke to the inductees and discussed what they would do while in NHS and what was expected of them. Then, Chris Kozlowski read off the names of each new inductee as they walked across the stage, receiving their certificate of acception from Mr. Hammer and shaking hands with each officer as well as Ms. Butler.
After receiving their certificates, the new members raised their right hand and said the NHS oath, and were then dismissed to take pictures, eat cookies and drink water. The new members were also able to buy their membership cards in the lobby.
All of the new members had a great time seeing each other, taking pictures, enjoying refreshments, and celebrating their achievement.