NHS Applications Due Today For New Members
by Nathaniel Mulitauaopele
The National Honors Society has released their application this week on September 25th with the deadline to submit close approaching, being on October 2nd.
The president of the Walkersville chapter of the National Honors Society, senior Michael Tauriello, explained that in order to be accepted, you must “Bring the letter you got in the mail to Mrs Skena for a Google Classroom code for all of the prompts that you need [for the essays].”
The NHS chapter president position, interestingly is elected by a student vote. Tauriello explained that “Elections were held last year in May. We wrote into prompts what we would do as president, students voted on on Google Classroom and the results were announced the next day.” Those results would see Tauriello as the president of the NHS Walkersville Chapter.
The seven year advisor of the Walkersville NHS chapter Jamie Skena said that the “NHS is a national organization that started in 1921.” She initially got involved with NHS by getting a job as a Co-Advisor. Skena said that as an advisor she facilitates meetings, seeks out volunteering opportunities and provides teachers with tutors and logs student service hours.
However, the National Honors Society is a student led organization and they staff their own events, such as blood drives, Mr Walkersville, and the Sadie Hawkins dance.
This year NHS has invited 175 new students to the society. Skena encourages new students to “seek out volunteering opportunities” as well as keep your discipline record clean and your GPA high.
“I’m not too worried about it,” said senior Jay Liens. NHS isn’t for everyone, after all the application is quite long and from some students’ perspective, NHS values aren’t worth too much in the career path they want to take.
With the deadline fast approaching, hopefully students planning on applying are prepared to fill out the application. See Skena in Room 163 for more information.