National Honor Society
By Kelly Gallagher
The students at Seton in the National Honor Society (NHS) had their first meeting on September 10th. The National Honor Society is dedicated to scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Members of the National Honor Society achieve community service each month, bring in non-profit clubs to Seton’s Service Fair, plan Seton’s bi-annual Blood Drive, and sponsor fundraisers that help Seton students. In order to be considered for National Honor Society, juniors must have a cumulative grade point average of 93% or higher through four semesters. A newly changed rule this year is that senior members do not need to reapply for membership.
The four pillars of NHS are character, scholarship, leadership and service. The candidacy process involves a student’s ability to establish noteworthy progression and improvement of these four pillars. The induction ceremony will be held in November, where the girls are welcomed into the advanced club. Last year was Seton’s first “Non-Profit Drive” where NHS brings in numerous non-profit organizations throughout the tri-state area so that students are capable of reaching out beyond their parishes and school when searching for service opportunities. Along with this Non-Profit Drive, National Honor Society’s bi-annual Blood Drive has known to involve many students in the past several years for a great cause.
During last week’s meeting, club moderator, Mr. Gary Collins, assisted the NHS seniors who selected their classmates as elected officers. Kendall Cappel is president, Kirby Sullivan as vice president, Allyson Cox as secretary, and Allison Bailey as treasurer. The NHS club looks forward to a great year of service and leadership.