CHARACTER,SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP & SERVICE
NHS is more than just an honor roll. Local chapters, working together with the national office, promote four pillars of excellence - Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service - and strive to help students improve in all four areas.
If you're interested in joining NHS, students first need to be eligible in the following areas:
Character: Character is the force within each individual which distinguishes that person from others. It gives each one individuality and personality. It is that without anyone can respect oneself, nor hope to attain the respect of others. It is this force of character which guides one through life, and when once developed, grows steadily. Character is achieved and not received. It is the product of constant action and daily striving to make the right choice. The problem of character is the problem of self-control: we must be in reality what we wish to appear to others. By demonstrating such qualities as honesty, respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship, we may hope to prove by example that we value character.
Scholarship: Scholarship means commitment to learning. A student is willing to spend hours in reading and study, knowing the lasting benefits of a cultivated mind. We should continue to learn even when formal education has ended, for education ends only with the end of life. Knowledge is one great element in life which leads to the highest success, and it can be acquired in only one way, through diligence and effort. Learning furnishes the lamp by which we read the past and the light which illuminates the future. Members have the charge to continually expand their world through the opportunities inherent in scholarship.
Leadership: Leadership should exert a wholesome influence on the school. In taking the initiative in class and school activities, the real leader strives to train and aid others to attain the same objective. The price of leadership is sacrifice- the willingness to yield one’s personal interest for the interests of others. A leader has self-confidence, not arrogance, and will go forward when others hesitate. No matter what power and resources may exist in a country, they are ineffectual without the guidance of a wise leader. Leadership is always needed, and is thus a substantial charge to each of our members.
Service: Service can be described in various ways. In the routine of the day’s work, many opportunities arise to help others. Willingness to work for the benefit of those in need without monetary compensation or recognition is the quality we seek in our membership. We are committed to the idea of volunteering our time and abilities to the creation of a better tomorrow.
Eligibility is calculated at the end of sophomore/junior year
NHS Officers 2020-21
President - Ethan Peckham
Vice President - Jessica Spitznas
Treasurer - Morgan Nervine
Secretary - Katrina Pascale
Parlimentarian - Jasmin Maldonado
Current Members: William Bassett, Paul Brandt, Ryan Bray, Courtney Breur, Joseph Chromcik, Victoria Cruz, Matthew Danielson, Maria Fountaine, Trevor Gruber, Lauren Guerriero, Joanna Keegan, Reese Keveanos, Mia Lapinski, Avery McElroy, Meghan Mihalik, Ella Molkenthin, Aaron Mood, Jacob Mosher, Marissa Munoz, Nathaniel Noel, Taylor O'Dell, Kyra Ogar, Gabrielle Singer, Jessica Southway, Mason Spring, Stella Stigers, Nathaniel Woody, Sarah Zabriskie
Co - Advisers: Erin Shawiak & Bina Varkey