IHS in the Community
It's an Honor!
December 18, 2012Irvington High School
By Nelly Sekyere
The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that recognizes students who have shown achievement based on scholarship, leadership, character, and service.
NHS is a national organization and the organization has been around for many years in Irvington High School. It is one that the student and teachers are very proud of.
According to Chiamaka Udoye, an NHS member, “The members of the National Honor Society participate in activities such as food drives, donations, and assisting others in community service.”
The elected advisors for the 2-12-2013 school year are: Kameron Bynum (President); Nelly Sekyere (Vice-president); Nai’ma Spells (treasure); Shirlena Coke (Secretary), and Ola Fajotimi (Historian). “There are about 33 dedicated members and many to be inducted next year,” claimed Chelsie Riche, an NHS member.
According to senior Kameron Bynum, president of the club, “Juniors and seniors are allowed to join the organization based on their community service, grades, and character.”
Students who have met all requirements are given an activity sheet to be completed. The students will have to list all their community and school activities on this sheet. Eligible students are also required to gain at least three teachers’ recommendations from their teachers or advisors.
“The completion of the activity sheet, however, does not guarantee that the student will be accepted into the organization,” said Kameron.
A committee of faulty members votes on the final membership selection. All the students who are invited to join the NHS will be notified by late April.
Once students are inducted into the National Honors Society, they are required to maintain their GPA, and their good character or they risk been dismissed from the organization.
“Being in the National Honor Society gives me a sense of meaning. I am respected among my peers and I walk with my head held high,” stated senior Afia Boateng. “I love what the organization does and I am glad I am a part of it.
If you want something that will help you gain respect, give you a sense of pride and accomplishment AND look good on a resume, aspire to be a part of the National Honor Society.