Montgomery Blair High School's Online Student Newspaper
Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:13 pm

Clubs: National Honor Society

Time: Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m.
Place: Room 234
Sponsor: Tyrone Allen
President: Christoff Visscher
National Honor Society (NHS) encourages members to achieve academic excellence by doing community service projects, organized by elected student officers and other members of NHS. Projects include offering academic support, fundraising and participating in other types of volunteer work.

"This year is going to be a year of change," says Christoff Visscher, president of the Blair chapter of NHS. "We're trying to bring fun to NHS get our name out there." Visscher believes that traditionally, students think that NHS is boring; he suggests that the club may organize a carwash this year as a fundraiser.

NHS was created by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in 1921 as the first nationwide honor society dedicated to excellence. NHS is divided into chapters for local schools; there is a Blair chapter for students interested in joining NHS. "[The club's] purpose is to highlight leadership experiences for the members of the MBHS chapter and to encourage academic excellence for all students in the local school through service projects," says Tyrone Allen, sponsor of the Blair chapter of NHS.

The Blair chapter requires at least an unweighted 3.3 GPA and 80 community service hours for a student to be recommended for induction. Two induction ceremonies are held during the year, one in the spring for juniors and one in the fall for seniors.

Applications for National Honor Society will be made available later in the year. Contact Tyrone Allen in room 231 for more information.

Club beat by Kevin Teng