National Honor Society has Largest Number of Inductees in MHS History
After being accepted to MHS’s chapter of National Honor Society (NHS), Vishwasri Aleti, junior, did not know she would be part of the largest group of inductees in MHS history. MHS inducted 108 new members last Tuesday at the induction ceremony.
Aleti participated in National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) in middle school and is eager to continue her participation in high school. Aleti also has an older sister who participated in NHS, so she said she was already familiar with the values of the organization.
“I thought NHS was a pretty prestigious thing to get into, plus it gives you ways to be involved in the community,” Aleti said. “After the induction, the speeches really hit home that it’s really prestigious to get into this program.”
At the NHS induction ceremony, the elected officers officially accepted their positions on the leadership team. The president of service for MHS’s chapter of NHS is Kevin Wang, senior. Wang helped lead the induction ceremony and welcome in the new members along with the other officers.
“Last year, NHS didn’t really feel like a club, it felt like a bunch of individuals,” Wang said. “I am excited to see how we come together as a club within MHS.”
Wang also helps coordinate volunteer opportunities with organizations in the community as well as lead communication with other NHS officers.
Wang said he has new ideas he hopes to implement this year, including a 48-hour log time and increased social activities in hopes to create a more communal atmosphere.
Wang and the rest of NHS officers plan on increasing social events in hopes to increase club participation and cohesion.
“I am really looking forward to seeing what National Honor Society can do and what impact we will have on our community,” Wang said.
Last year, the NHS chapter logged more than 1,000 hours per grade, and Wang is eager to see what this year’s chapter can accomplish.
Katie Bauman, co-advisor for NHS, works with the NHS student leadership.
“I work with the NHS leadership team to plan events and facilitate the application process,” Bauman said.
Bauman has worked with NHS for the past five years. This year, NHS will have a total of 215 members.
“The numbers put pressure on us to keep up the volunteer opportunities,” Bauman said. “We may struggle to create a sense of community or family within this organization because we are so big.”
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