Sandy Creek National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Dec. 19

The Sandy Creek Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) New Member Induction Ceremony will be held on December 19 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Eligible students were invited to apply the week of November 12 . In order to be eligible students must have an overall GPA of 87.0 or above. The application process asks students to provide written information to the selection committee regarding their efforts with community service, leadership, and character.

Representatives of the current class of National Honor Society (NHS) are pictured in front, from left: NHS advisor Casey Vallance, Cori Pandolfi, and Olivia Ivison. Second row: Ashley McNitt and Jesse Ladd; Third row: Isabel Bray and Toni Gray. Back row: Tyler VanRy and Justin Haskins.

Students are also asked to write an essay as to why they are deserving of this honor and why they should be selected.

Once the paperwork is provided, the selection committee meets and reviews all applicants. If any part of the paperwork is incomplete the students are automatically removed from the eligible list.

Other areas that the committee looks at are student attendance and student discipline going back to the ninth grade. Using a point system for all of these factors determines who is selected and who is not. Once selected, students are required to maintain their GPA, participate in thirty hours of community service per year, and maintain good character and leadership.

A review committee meets every quarter to review each student’s status. If a student is lacking in one of the required areas, they are placed on probation for the next five weeks and are evaluated after that to determine whether they will remain in NHS.

On November 6, 2012, the current NHS members hosted a blood drive that was sponsored by the American Red Cross.

Other upcoming events sponsored by the National Honor Society are the induction ceremony on December 19th and the annual Christmas Wrap at the Sandy Creek Methodist Church in the afternoon on the 19th. There are many other events and community service projects coordinated by the National Honor Society members throughout the remainder of the school year. Future activities and events will be posted.

For more information about National Honor Society or upcoming community service activities, contact NHS adviser Casey Vallance at the high school at 387-3445.