National Honor Society invites new members

Octavia Leavens, Staff Writer – Early in April, the Lecanto branch of the National Honor Society [NHS] released letters to students who were nominated to join the organization next year. Within the letter, prospective members were tasked with filling out an online application to confirm their interest in the society.

Sophomores Ronnie Romanelli and Erica Adkins are excited about receiving the distinction.

“I am so honored to be invited to NHS; it’s such a great feeling,” said Romanelli.

“It feels great to be recognized for my academic achievements; it’s a great opportunity,” said Adkins.

Junior Jackie Beery reads over her NHS nomination letter (Photo: Leavens).

Junior Jackie Beery reads over her NHS nomination letter (Photo: Leavens).

NHS is a program designed to salute students who have been successful through hard work and who show the exemplary qualities of leadership, service, and character. It is meant to give these students opportunities to push themselves harder and achieve their goals.

For many, being invited to join NHS is a step in the right direction.

“I’m definitely going to apply to join; it looks great on college resumes, and I think it’ll be a great experience,” said junior Jackie Beery.

On the other hand, the frequent meetings and commitments required for membership in NHS are inconvenient for some.

“It’s great to be noticed for what I’ve worked so hard for. Sadly, I won’t be able to participate because of how my schedule works,” said sophomore Nina Schulenberg.

In order to pay for some of the organization’s activities, $10 are due from each new or returning member by May 1. The new member induction will be held May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Curtis Peterson Auditorium.