By ADRIANA GUTH-BOROWSKI – On Thursday, May 3, forty-two dedicated students were inducted into the IHS chapter of the National Honor Society. These students were composed of four seniors and thirty-eight Juniors.
Students accepted into NHS were treated to an induction ceremony, which began with a speech by Principal Mr. McElheny. After being congratulated, the new NHS members received a certificate of their achievement.
Junior Ella Spadafora, who was recently inducted, stated, “It’s an honor that I get to be such a prestigious group of individuals, and I’m super excited for all the doors the program will open for me.”
The guidelines for admission include following the NHS standards of scholarship: leadership, service, character, and having a cumulative GPA of 3.8.
These standards require students to participate in school or community service, exemplify leadership by making a positive difference in the community, and demonstrate integrity through their interactions with teacher and peers.
Junior NHS member Tian Schiera said, “It’s a good academic motivation because it’s a tangible reward for the hard work lots of colleges value. It also encourages you to get more involved in your school community.”
The National Honor Society provides the students the ability to be surrounded by high achieving peers. Junior Katie Conrad expressed, “It makes me more comfortable applying for colleges because I know that they like seeing that I was apart of NHS. It was a lot of work, but I am really glad I was able to become a member.”
Eligible students had to be reviewed by the NHS faculty staff which included Ms. Edmonds, Mr. Henninger, Ms. Miller, Ms. Sexton, and Dr. Wilhelmy.
The students that were inducted put forth years of effort in order to become a part of the NHS. These students set an example for the school and act as role models for the student body. Becoming a member of the NHS is a great privilege and IHS is able to have many committed students who put in the work to become a part of the society.
[Photo by Kira Cunningham]
Photo Caption: “Juniors Ella Spadafora (left), Katie Conrad, and Kaitlyn Stossel (right) proudly hold up their NHS induction certificates.”