National Honor Society inducts new members



The National Honor Society held its annual Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, November 22. This years’ inductees included 40 juniors and 25 seniors, which is one of the largest classes of new members the program has ever had. 

Drew Bowerman stands on the stage while Kianna McEwen reads his induction speech. They are teammates on the Speech and Debate team. Photo by Karen Edwards

National Honor Society is centered around the four pillars of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Any junior or senior with a grade point average of 3.5 or above is eligible to apply. 

The first step in this process is filling out the application form, which asks students to list their involvement in both school activities and community service. Students were also asked to write a short essay explaining how they exhibit one the four pillars in their lives. 

Acceptance into NHS is determined by a board of teachers who review anonymous applications. Once all the applications were read, students were notified of their status by Mr. Singleton and Mrs. Rosenberger, who are the advisors of the program. 

The Induction Ceremony began with the NHS executive officers speaking briefly about the program and each of the four pillars. The main portion of the ceremony was dedicated to honoring the new members. Each inductee was called to the stage while a current NHS member gave a brief speech about them. 

“Since this was my second year as an NHS member, I got to induct my best friend and my boyfriend,” said senior Lexi Dunn. “I thought that the induction ceremony was a meaningful experience for both of them, and I’m happy that I could be a part of it.”

Camryn Henderson and Rose Short pose together after the Induction Ceremony. Short is currently a member of NHS, and inducted Henderson into the program. Photo courtesy of Camryn Henderson

The ceremony is designed to highlight the accomplishments of each individual student who was accepted into NHS. 

“I’m excited for the different opportunities that I’ll be able to experience in NHS,” said junior Julia Thuestad, who was inducted by her friend and teammate Sydney Friedt.

The ceremony lasted about an hour and a half. After it ended, many students stuck around to socialize with their peers and family members and celebrate their induction.