On Friday, Sept. 9, National Honor Society officers tapped 175 juniors and seniors, one of the largest groups to date.
For consideration into NHS students must exhibit scholarship (a 3.5 weighted or unweighted GPA), leadership, service and character.
And NHS advisory council, along with sponsor Robin King, reviewed the applications to determine eligibility.
“We are getting ready to induct about 175 inductees they are all highly qualified individuals. This is the largest group I’ve seen to have so many accomplished students,” King said. “I think character dictates two [other characteristics]. If you have good character, you serve others and will end up being a good leader.”
As part of the character requirement, students should have a clean disciplinary record. Referrals, like insubordination and cheating, do not align with NHS’ standards.
“When I see things like insubordination and cheating it shows that they might not have the best character or have had it tested before,” King said.
NHS president Dominick Orlando believes NHS can set students apart from other college applicants.
“I believe it is an organization that allows me to show my academic and leadership qualities. It also looks really good on college applications,” Orlando said. “The members of NHS are the leaders – the ones who stand out and excel in the classroom.”
For students who did not get tapped and believe this to be an error, appeals begin Wednesday. Complete the online request to schedule a time.
Students tapped today:
Tyler Boone Herndon
Lorenz Eton Nelson
Michael George Cameron
D’ Amaya mathis
Rafael Rodriguez Guisti
Ivy Van Dyke
Samuel Willis Houston