NHS inducts new members


Seniors Omar Almeida and Emma Adams take part in the honor society induction ceremonies.

Sherlynn Rodriguez, Co-Editor

Eleven new students were inducted into the National Honor Society last month. These students were chosen based on their leadership, service, scholarship and character.

“It felt amazing being inducted for NHS,” sophomore Caidence King said. “I am most proud of all of my academic accomplishments and my continuous strive to achieve more and push my boundaries.”

Becoming a member of NHS requires students to maintain a 3.5 grade point average and be good role models around the school. Members also have to do 10 hours of community service each semester.

“I was really proud of myself for getting inducted,” sophomore Julio Gonzalez said. “I always try to maintain good grades and I am glad that it paid off.”

The ceremony began right after the Spanish National Honor Society ceremony. It was led by the five officers: president Omar Almeida, vice president Lane Freeman, secretary Emma Adams, parliamentarian Saloni Jariwala, and historian Raylie Ezell.

“I think the ceremony went really smoothly,” Jariwala said. “It was a bit different from the past years because we combined the two ceremonies, but overall I think everything went well.”

Students’ names were called by adviser Donna Vann. Students went up on stage, signed the book, lit their candle and were presented the NHS pin by adviser Lauren Rodriguez.

“It was really embarrassing when I went on stage because my candle would not turn on,” sophomore Morgan Sellers said. “But, it was an honor to be able to sign that book and be recognized as a member of the NHS.”

At the end of the ceremony, all members recited the NHS pledge and took pictures. After the ceremony students and their family members went to the cafeteria and celebrated with cake and punch.

“I was really excited to be inducted into this program,” senior Cassidy Cooke said. “I am glad I got the opportunity to be part of this group, even if it was only for one year.”