The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization known for character, leadership, high academics, and service. Founded in 1921, it has been a successful activity for 19 years in our school community.
In order to be admitted into the organization, students must show an above average level in four important categories that our school values: character, leadership, service and academics. Eligible students undergo a process where they have to meditate and fill out a form self-reflecting on these four areas. A committee then evaluates if the student is truly outstanding in all four categories. If so, then they can be part of this team, composed of 10th through 12 graders.
The NHS truly shows one’s values and helps students have a bigger impact on their community. Students complete service hours throughout the year either through projects on campus or in their community or church. Here at NCAI, you have probably noticed some students picking up and recycling trash, this is an ongoing NHS environmental service project at our school.
Students are required to submit a set number of service hours for the year that take place outside of school hours. This year at NCAI we are planning to have two group service projects during the school year as well. There are many innovations In NHS, especially this year in trying to make it more active. This greatly helps those who wish to help others in innovative ways.
An induction ceremony where awards are given and responsibilities are explained took place November 2 and the following students were inducted: Matthew Bachert, KyAnna Doutt, Henry Ippel, Ha Young Kim, Drew Lang , Grace Largaespada, Micah Uhl, Antonella Vílchez, and Liliana Zepeda.