• Shivani Rajesh

Upperclassman inducted into National Honor Society

National Honor Society (NHS) held its annual induction ceremony on Monday, Nov. 19. Approximately 197 juniors and seniors of the high school were inducted.

The ceremony commenced at 7 p.m. and ended at around 8 p.m., when refreshments were served to the inductees and their guests.

“During the ceremony, we had all of the students seated on stage. We talked about the four pillars of NHS—character, service, leadership and scholarship—and then we said the NHS pledge and students were handed their certificates. They then signed their names in a book to solidify the moment,” NHS adviser Leslie Hosgood said.

Rehearsals took place during 12th period on the day of the ceremony. The students were given general directions of how the induction would go, and practiced walking across the stage once.

“We rehearse to make sure students have a feel for how the ceremony will operate,” Hosgood said. “The NHS officers are pretty much in charge of making sure things go smoothly during rehearsals and the actual ceremony.”

The ceremony went smoothly, and ended on a similar note with Principal Trond Smith’s speech about the four pillars of NHS.

“In order to be in NHS students have to have at least a 3.5 GPA, which is the scholarship part, recommendation letters from adults, which is the character and leadership part, and at least 48 or 72 hours of service for juniors and seniors respectively, which is the service part,” Hosgood said.

Inductees were excited to share this distinguished moment with their loved ones.

“I was excited to celebrate my accomplishment with my family and friends, and I was overjoyed to see my friends share the same honor that night,” junior Alyssa Rodriguez said.

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