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A Legacy of Leaders

A Legacy of Leaders

“You have earned membership into a tradition - a legacy of leaders,” Head Prefect Josh Collins ‘23 emphasized. “As a member of the National Honor Society, you will earn your legacy: you will be followed by those who witness your service toward others.”

Monday, January 30, SBS inducted 57 juniors and 3 seniors into the Florence Weaver Chapter of the National Honor Society. With a Sanctuary full of proud families, faculty and peers, upper school students stepped forward one by one to embrace the rites of membership into NHS. 

To be selected for NHS membership, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5, in addition to receiving a recommendation by administration and faculty for demonstration of scholarship, leadership, service and character. These qualifications aptly mirror our school mission to equip students to think critically, live biblically and lead courageously.

Service is a key component of the National Honor Society, and Service Prefect Reagan Redick ‘23 highlighted the importance of leadership through service, both seen and unseen. Ministry Prefect Garrett Hughes ‘23 spoke of the character required of Christians, exemplified and expected by the new inductees of NHS. “As Christians, we are called to love others, to walk humbly with Christ and to serve others. By practicing these things, our character should mirror Christ.”

Beyond the necessary requirements of service and character, the standards of excellence are high. An average of 7% of students nationally are inducted into NHS each year. At SBS, our senior class now has over 90% membership to NHS with our junior class at 77% membership after the recent induction ceremony. These numbers speak for themselves and highlight the Christ-centered excellence demonstrated by SBS students.

Josh Collins ‘23 earnestly implored the inductees, “A true leader leads by example through serving the community that surrounds them. The differences you make in our brief time at Second Baptist School will be forged in the fires of volunteer work and observed by the generations who follow you. What legacy will you leave for them?”