National Honor Society inducts new members
The LaPorte High School National Honor Society inducted 81 new members on Wednesday, March 21st.
Over 200 students, all with a 3.5 GPA or higher, were given the chance to apply to become a member of NHS. They filled out a packet including all sports, clubs, and activities that they were involved in, as well as any community service that they have completed throughout high school. They also provided letters of recommendation from teachers and a community member. After submitting their folders with all information, LaPorte High School staff members anonymously scored each person, and the top were approved.
Induction took place in the auditorium at Kesling Middle School due to the construction on LPHS’ new Performing Arts Center. During a candle lighting, the inductees recited the pledge and vowed to follow all requirements of being a member of NHS. They were then called to the front of the stage to receive their cords and certificates. The ceremony was followed by a reception with snacks and drinks in the KMS cafeteria.
“It’s a huge honor to be inducted into such an important group and see my hard work be appreciated,” Rebecca Eyrick, junior, said.
NHS membership does not end after induction. New inductees are required to put in at least 25 hours of community service, and they must display excellent leadership skills throughout their school and community.
The first meeting for new inductees will be on Wednesday, March 28th, when rules and community service opportunities will be discussed.
LPHS would like to congratulate it’s newest National Honor Society inductees.
For new inductees looking for community service ideas around the LaPorte area, visit https://slicernewsroom.com/5757/community/community-service-opportunities/ .