Darby students inducted into National Honors Society
On Thursday, March 16th, 73 Darby Students were inducted into Darby’s chapter of the National Honors Society (NHS). These students were inducted due to their exemplary leadership, service in community, academics, and character.
NHS is an organization that was created in 1921 to honor exceptional high school students. According to nhs.us, “more than 1 million students participate in NHS activities” and it is found in every state in the US as well as some US territories and Canada. NHS focuses on students being active in their school and community.
Being a NHS member not only helps students have an affect on their community, but also on their future. NHS helps prepare students to make a difference in the world after they graduate from high school. Doing service projects helps students build crucial skills such as teamwork, project management, and making friends. Students also work on leadership development. Students who are apart of NHS are able to show colleges they care about their education and community when they are applying to college. There are also some NHS scholarships available to members.
The application process is very intense for the applicants. Student who are asked to apply for NHS must have at least a 3.75 cumulative GPA. Each applicant must first turn in at least twenty service hours. Community service is an important part of NHS, and therefore the students are required to be involved in their communities. Then the students must fill out an online application. Next, the students had to get recommendations from four of their teachers and an extracurricular advisor or a coach.
Sophomore Makenna Koehl was inducted to NHS. Koehl stated that the service hours were the hardest part of the application.
“For the service hours you had to fill out a sheet with service activities you were involved in from June 2016 to present day. The difficult part was reaching out to the advisors of the service projects and getting their signatures. It was hard to reach some of them,” Koehl said.
NHS is an active group at Darby. Next year, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will be able to apply for NHS.