National Honor Society: Building Future Leaders

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Shuruq Daas

NHS Adviser Mrs. Weber and Club President Tiffany Elias will be guiding parents around campus at Open House.

Shuruq Daas, Staff Writer

While there are sports for the athletic, art clubs for the creative, and chorus for the singers, there are also activities for students who succeed in academics. National Honor Society, known as NHS, is a nationally recognized organization for high achieving students.

At Santaluces, this driven organization is run by AP Government teacher, Mrs. Weber. This organization teaches students leadership qualities that will benefit them in the future.

‘’[NHS is] the most amazing group I have worked with,” said Mrs. Weber. “They are the leaders of this campus.’’

During junior year, invitations are deployed to certain students who have met the requirements. The requirement to join this elite club is to have a grade point average of 3.5 and have high academic grades. After the members are picked, an induction takes place acknowledging these students and the hard work they have put in. Senior Estephany Velis remembers how proud she was the day she received her induction letter.

“I was so excited to be recognized out of all the students in the school,” said Velis. “I knew this would be great for my college applications.”

In NHS, there are six officers who guide and lead the way alongside Mrs. Weber. They announce the current goals that must be done and lead NHS members to reach their fullest potential. Keeping a position in NHS includes completing certain community service hours. A paper is handed out at every meeting showing different activities that can be done to reach this goal. Members may volunteer at different school functions such as Open House, which is September 9th this year. If a member fails to meet these requirements, he or she will end up on probation.

Tiffany Elias, senior and NHS president stated, “I’m passionate about NHS because, to me, it embodies academics, leadership, community service and sets a foundation for a good citizen.” She also said, “My goal for this organization is to have more people involved in it and extend the leadership skills down to the students when I graduate.”

Freshmen and sophomores interested in being a part of NHS must work their hardest and reflect their excellence by junior year. Being a part of this organization will leave college resumes looking advanced and colleges admire students who are dedicated in school.

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