On Sunday, September 30, the St. Patrick Catholic High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) held its induction for new members. New members included seniors, juniors, and sophomores. Fifty-five new members were inducted into the St. Patrick Catholic High School Chapter of the National Honor Society this year.
To be able to join the National Honor Society, students were selected based on academic criteria and were given the opportunity to write an essay about the importance of good character. These essays were reviewed by a panel of teachers. Students were then accepted into the National Honor Society.
The ceremony started with the National Honor Society officers reading about the four pillars of the NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Guest speaker, Father Greg Barras, then talked to the inductees about the honor and integrity that the National Honor society expects from members. Father Greg spoke about the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. Father Greg applied it to the students’ lives and challenged them to take the road less traveled by.
The inductees were then invited to sign the book to formally become new members of the St. Patrick Catholic High School chapter of the National Honor Society. The ceremony concluded with Dr. Matt Buckley speaking to the students about the four pillars of the National Honor Society. After the ceremony, new members and guests were invited to stay for refreshments.
The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Story by Sarah Alexander