School held its annual induction ceremony for new
National Honor Society (NHS) members on Thursday,
November 18th in the High School library. Eleven new
members joined the ranks of seven current members who
were on hand for the ceremony.
Juniors and seniors are selected for admission to the National
Honor Society by demonstrating high academic
performance. But scholarship isn't the only criterion
for membership. In his welcoming remarks, Mr. Ondersma
explained "the purpose of the National Honor Society is
to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate the
desire to render service, to promote leadership and to
Having met the academic
requirements, a minimum grade point average of 3.25,
prospective NHS members must be recommended by a
selection committee made up of faculty members.
The committee evaluates
each prospective candidate on the basis of his or her
qualities of scholarship, leadership, character and
There were many proud parents, relatives and friends in the
audience to see the induction ceremony.
Following the official induction ceremony, the new members joined
the current members in reciting the NHS pledge:
pledge myself to uphold the worthy purposes
of the National Honor Society and always to
seek the light of knowledge, to hold
scholarly habits, to engage in worthy
service and to lead boldly in all ways.