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National Honor Society: What’s It All About?

Creeanna Whitcome, Staff Editor

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According to the National Honor Society (NHS) website, “NHS 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, leadership, service, and character.” At Seward High, NHS seeks to acknowledge and aid students who strive to make a difference; the organization channels the initiative of the students and focuses it on service projects.

So far this year, Seward High NHS has volunteered its service to a large array of activities and projects. In September, they volunteered in the construction of Seward Music and Arts Festival, and recently they are raising money for the Polar Bear jump off (a fundraiser for cancer). Mr. Walker will be jumping in the cold waters of Resurrection Bay as the representative of the funds NHS raises. As of now, $102 has been raised through the community movie(s) on December 2nd. Also, the society’s ongoing bake sale is continually gaining more traction (see Martha for more information). The goal is to raise more than $1000, and the aforementioned fundraising successes paired with the future fundraising plans (NHS middle school January dance) insure NHS will reach its goal.

NHS is an amazing asset for college applications and is a great way to get involved in the community. This year’s projects will/have impacted people locally and nationally. To be a member, you must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, volunteer history, and have taken part in leadership roles. If you are not only an academically successful sophomore or junior, but are also interested in assisting those in need, consider applying for NHS.

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National Honor Society: What’s It All About?