Sept. 17 Waller High School welcomed over 90 new members into the National Honor Society (NHS). NHS recognizes students for their accomplishments while challenging them to further grow in their school and community. The organization was founded in 1921 and today, holds more than a million members nationwide. NHS is built around four pillars that each member must exhibit: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Students who hold a GPA of 3.6 or higher my complete an application process to be considered for membership. The process includes writing an essay, teacher recommendations, and an interview. Once a member, students must maintain their GPA, attend meetings, and demonstrate community service to remain active.
“It is truly an honor to be chosen to be a part of NHS,” Principal Stephanie Fletcher said. “We are excited about their new leadership at WHS.”
During the ceremony, officers spoke of the history, honor, and commitment of NHS. The 2019-2020 NHS Officers are President Jose Oviedo, Vice President Ariana Seeloff, Secretary Kristi Ramirez, Treasurer Samuel Bolton, Historian Joshua Lopez, and Parliamentarian Ethan Fuentes. As they walked across the stage, each inductee was given an official certificate of membership and pin.
“I wanted to join NHS to give back to the community,” Oviedo said. “If we work collectively there is so much we can do and accomplish.”
“I would advise new members to always strive to do their best and give back to the community who has nurtured and help them grow,” Seeloff said.