• Evien Berry

First NHS Meeting of the Year

Wednesday, February 3rd and Thursday, February 4th marked the first National Honor Society meetings of the year. In order to maintain social distancing standards, Wednesday’s meeting was exclusively Juniors while Thursday was for Seniors. Students each owed five dollars in dues, which they turned in on their way into the meeting. NHS officers President Katie Glasgow, Vice President Natalie Larson, Treasurer Tori Airo, and Secretary Jennifer Judge led the meeting. Among the business to take care of was a tutoring form. Every member was required to fill out a form to make them suitable to becoming a tutor at any time. Natalie Larson, in charge of the tutoring initiative, stated: “If I contact you to tutor someone...you just have to do it.” This reflects the overall attitude of strict community service in the National Honor Society. While other clubs have the luxury of leniency, NHS holds members to high standards and expectations. However, it is due to this strictness and accountability that NHS is seen as more of a privilege than just another community service club.

To continue the meeting, Katie Glasgow took the mic to thank everyone who helped with the Toys for Teens drive in December. The Toys for Teens drive was among one of the first service projects done through NHS this school year, but was optional rather than mandatory. Glasgow then moved on to describe the next project: a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee fundraiser. The sale started on February 3rd and will go until February 15th. Before the date, students are required to sell at least three items or pay $10 to bypass the fundraising. The orders of doughnuts and coffee will then be delivered on Monday, February 22nd at the end of the school day and should be brought to customers promptly. NHS members were then asked to vote for which charity to donate the fundraising proceeds to: Mosaic Counseling, Love Inc., The People Center, or Every Woman’s Place.

Finally, NHS officers closed the meeting by discussing by-law reminders and the possibility of an induction ceremony. Due to COVID-19 sending students online last spring, last year’s Sophomores accepted into NHS never had an induction ceremony or even standard meetings. NHS members were advised to be on the lookout for an induction ceremony this year, “whether it’s virtual, outside, or whatever.” Overall, the first National Honor Society meeting of the school year was a good introduction for Juniors, and reminder for Seniors, about what their role as a member entails. The next meeting will take place in March.

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