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Do you love volunteering? Do you have a thirst for conquering new challenges? Are you interested in showcasing your leadership skills? National Honor Society is an organization available at Clemens that provides you with all of the above. This organization motivates students to come together and make an impact in their community, school, and, most importantly, themselves.
It’s the beginning of the school year, so you know what that means: new classes, new teachers, and new NHS members. National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that brings students together to aid their community. If students have a GPA of ninety-two or higher, with no disciplinary actions, they will receive a letter stating they are qualified to become a member. After the application is submitted and received, it’s time to get dressed up for the induction ceremony. New members will light a candle, state a pledge, and receive a pin with a certificate. In order to stay in this program, members have to keep their ninety-two GPA average, continue to have no disciplinary actions, volunteer regularly, and attend bi-monthly meetings.
“Being in NHS you have the ability and benefit of serving in your community. It’s a lot of fun,” said Mrs. Mumme, National Honor Society sponsor.
One thing NHS is best known for is their numerous service projects done throughout the school year. Members are required to finish service hours outside of school at any location they chose. On top of these hours members participate in at least one chapter project per year. Clemens National Honor society has done a variety of service projects including cleaning the school, helping with Open House, and participating in H.E.B’s Feast of Sharing event in December. In addition to their services, National Honor Society is known for their leadership skills and good character. This club lets people with similar aspirations promote progress in their community.
“We have a group of students who are very alike. Yes, we push ourselves academically, but we also can have fun,” said Mrs. Mumme.
So, are you ready to get involved with your community and start volunteering? Are you ready to take on a new challenge? Keep that grade average up, record those volunteer hours, and you can wear the stole come graduation day!
~Connie Wiggins, Assistant Editor-in-Chief