NHS Induction is about more than grades


NHS inducted new students on Wednesday, October 30 in the Performing Arts Center.

Alana Grove, Media Staff

When people think of NHS, they think of students having a high GPA and being intelligent.  In reality, being selected into NHS is not just about grades, it is about personal integrity and being a respectful person.

NHS is a commitment for students and has requirements.  NHS Advisor Sharon Bergman says the requirements are 20 volunteer hours, work MORP and two blood drives, follow Minnesota State League Laws, and have a GPA of at least a 3.7.  

Volunteer hours include things like highway cleanups, bell ringing and helping with school events like homecoming. Minnesota State League Laws include things like abstaining from drugs and alcohol and avoiding bullying behavior.

“Last year I put in 22 volunteer hours,” said NHS president Kaitlyn Reynolds.

People choose to be in NHS for certain reasons.  Reynolds understands NHS looks good on college transcripts and gives her an opportunity to give back to the community.

Senior Ella Roberts who is the vice president of NHS states that NHS has gotten her involved and has taught her leadership skills.

Students new to NHS must attend an induction.  The induction is on October 30th 2019, and it is at 7pm. 

Senior Elayna Nesseth explained the rundown of the event. 

“At the induction, all of the officers begin speaking and talking about the four pillars of NHS. They then speak about what it means to be in NHS and afterwards all of the inductees are announced alphabetically and honor the teacher that they chose,” Nesseth said. “After honoring their teachers, as a group you state a pledge.  Lastly, after the induction there is a social gathering in the commons where friends, family, teachers and inductees enjoy refreshments and snacks.”

Inductees are able to honor one of their teachers at the induction event.  Students chose certain teachers for different reasons.

Junior Veronica Tilc chose Mr. Hanson because he is the girls throwing coach for track and he is overall really kind. 

Junior Tess Humphrey says “ I chose Ms. Eichinger because she has had a positive impact on my life in a very short period of time”.

Being in NHS is a privilege, not a choice and they are a group of people who represent Saint Francis High School.

“Being accepted into NHS was an honor to me” said junior Annika Fingal, “and I want to represent the school well.”

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