For the students of West Bloomfield High School (WBHS) who exceed expectations and meet qualifications of excellence get accepted into what is called National Honors Society (NHS). Run by WBHS teacher Mrs. Noel McHardy, NHS is more than a club or group of academically achieved students, but rather a corterie, an insitute of students who better themselves further and help the community.
National Honors Society students include juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.5 gpa cumulative , an initial amount of fifteen hours of community service, and two years participation in a club or sport.
Prior to the acceptance into this elite society students go through an application process, and student history and teacher input is also weighed. In addition to these qualities NHS memebers meet monthly and discuss and organize the many contributions they provide to students and the community. Around WBHS NHS members organize candy grams that come around during the holiday season, are responsible for tutoring in the middle schools, run food and cleaning supply drives, and help out with the elementary schools. National Honors society is a great honor that represents students who take pride in the community, themselves and their education.
While students invest effort into being in NHS, membership offers long term effects and benefits such as the rewards of community service and participation in the community, working hard to achieve goals, a good addition to college transcripts, and life long lessons and experiences that better a person. McHardy said, “There is more to life than school and NHS brings exposure. It shows that we are part of a bigger world, how to be good citizens, and it holds many oppurtunities. Students help the community and better themsleves.” Overall NHS is a collaboration of students who work on the next level and are helping themselves as human beings wholly.
Featured image: Maria Wardia 11th grader (left) and Deepa Raghavan 11th grade (right)