National Honors Society 2017-2018

Class of 2018 breaks record number of students inducted into the National Honors Society.

Anna Cressey, Staff Writer

This year, 53 juniors will be inducted into the National Honors Society. The record number of inductees was broken by the class of 2017 with 37, and was broken again by the class of 2018. In order to be invited to apply to NHS, students must have a grade point average of 90 or above. If students choose to apply, they must record community service, work experience, school activities and anything else that shaped them as a student and member of the community throughout their high school career. Applicants have the option attach a letter of recommendation and/or write a personal essay to supplement their application. The essay is based around the four National Honors Society pillars. These pillars are: scholarship, leadership, community and character. Kellie Ryan, a junior who was accepted into NHS says “I feel like it’s a big accomplishment. I worked hard on my application and it payed off. I’m excited for the ceremony because I think it will be interesting to see the current NHS members induct the new ones.” At the ceremony, on Sunday, April 30th at 2 pm, new members hold candles while they are pinned by current members. Grace Mastrangelo, a senior and current member of NHS says that “the in depth application that I completed last spring has helped make college and scholarship applications much easier.”

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