Ava Vendittelli ‘22: On Thursday, November 12, Romeo High School held its annual National Honor Society induction ceremony. The NHS celebrates achievements, dedication, and hard work of eligible students. To qualify, students must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 as well as good character, shown by things such as volunteer work and proven honesty.
Those accepted take part in the induction ceremony in order to make their step into NHS official. During this induction ceremony, inductees make a pledge to follow the pillars of society NHS values. New members raise their right hand and say an NHS pledge,committing that they will stay true to its four pillars: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. After this pledge concluded, official new members received their certificate from Mr. Osebold.
“It felt really good to be inducted and seen for all our hard work. I thought it was really special that we got our certificates from the principal too, it was a little thing that I think made everyone feel even more appreciated,” Carlyn Shango ‘22 said.
Now officially pledged into the NHS, these students must complete fifty hours of community service before they graduate. These volunteer hours range from helping with activities after school, volunteering at places like churches or shelters, donating items, etc.
“I’m excited that I’ll not only be giving back to the community but at the same time I’ll have chances to get scholarships and look good for colleges,” Madelyn Skelly ‘22 said.
The National Honors Society acknowledges students and gives them a chance to earn scholarships, helps them learn how to lead, and teaches them how to excel in society. RNews congratulates those students recognized for their immense efforts, commitment, and service.