What National Honor Society means to me

17 years ago

The National Honor Society is a body of distinguished individuals who have proven outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character. This may, perhaps, be the book definition, but to me, it means so much more.

    The National Honor Society is a group of young people who not only serve but go beyond the call of duty. They are the young people one may call on to serve at a benefit breakfast for a cancer patient at 4 a.m.; they are the people who plan an outstanding convention for all the schools in the County; they are young people willing and ready to assist with no complaining.
NHS members are not only scholars, they are goal-oriented people. Members of the NHS are people who maintain high grades while having crazy after-school schedules of activities, employment and family time.
They are not only leaders, but they are young people who are inspirations. These members inspire others to do the right thing, and, therefore, are very successful students.
Finally, members of the NHS have character, especially when no one else is watching. These young people pick up a piece of trash in the middle of the hallway, return the money a man may have dropped at the local grocery store, hold the door for someone and refuse to cheat on a test when the answers are in sight.
Being a member of the National Honor Society is a privilege.
We are not only individuals who have high standards of conduct, we are willing to do a job and ‘then some.’