Proud parents and faculty members eagerly attended the traditional ceremony to celebrate the newest members of the Florence Weaver chapter of the National Honor Society. The annual induction ceremony, one of the oldest on campus, included prayer, exhortation from Class of 2019 members and recognition of incoming members’ accomplishments.
“This accomplishment affirms the consistent time, energy and dedication that our students have committed to their academic endeavors at SBS,” stated Upper School Dean of Academics Jacob Lindsey. “To be a member of NHS not only means joining a national community of student leaders; it also indicates their commitment to growing in the core values of the National Honor Society.”
The dedication students put forth to achieve academic excellence leads to this well-deserved honor. In order to qualify for the NHS, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 during the first semester of their junior year. In addition to grades, the four pillars of the NHS are scholarship, leadership, service and character.
“To be a member of NHS reflects the many ways, both big and small, that students contribute positively to our school community,” said Lindsey. “Whether it involves serving through the church, Key Club or our Prefect committees, leading clubs or other initiatives on campus or demonstrating scholarship and integrity in the classroom, these students have gone above and beyond to meaningfully impact the upper school experience at SBS.”
“NHS is a milestone in a high schooler's career, one of the first signs that our hard work has paid off,” said new member Moriah Feng ’20. “Being inducted into NHS was great, but it was a reminder that our work isn't over yet. NHS continually requires our hard work and time to serve others around us. It is far more than maintaining our grades, but about the heart we have put into the past two and a half years and the heart we're going to put into the next year.”