NHS Brings the Heat to GSHS

Addison Luetke, Reporter

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With the 2019-2020 school year in full swing, NHS is ready for its year full of events and community service activities, with over 30 newly inducted members.

NHS stands for National Honors Society and is a nationwide organization dedicated to recognizing excellence through middle school and high school. The selection is based on the four pillars of NHS, scholarship (academic achievements), leadership, service, and character. The purpose of the society is honor students who have excelled in those traits.

To officially become apart of the society, a student has to go through the NHS induction process, which happens at the end of October for every new school year. The four pillars of NHS are each represented by a lit candle on stage. At induction the students receive their certificates, sign the GSHS-NHS book, and gather around the candles.

Every year induction is an exciting time, but this year one of the students really “lit” up the stage. All of the new inductees were walking up on stage and receiving their certificates, when Morgan Reed’s hair caught on fire. She leaned over to sign the NHS book and a tiny piece of her hair got caught in the flame of the candle that represented Leadership.

Currently, members of NHS, especially William Haas, are working on improving their free tutoring program. They are looking for students who need help understanding any concept in any class at GSHS, many NHS members are available in the library after school on Wednesdays from 2pm-3:30pm, for your convenience.

NHS is also hosting the annual “Cocoa and Cramming” study session during finals week. There are several committees within the society that are working on different things and events including, various community service opportunities, promoting diversity in NHS, revamping their charter, improving next year’s induction, and organizing other events like a blood drive.