National Honor Society Inducts Members

The Ursa Major chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) formally inducted 17 members, introduced the new council, and recognized three members with awards on Monday, May 2, 2022.

The evening began with NHS Faculty Sponsor Amy Miller recognizing the current cabinet, all of whom are seniors:

  • Mia C., president;
  • Chloe L., vice president;
  • Sasha M., secretary;
  • Finnegan T., treasurer;
  • Grayson G., parliamentarian; and
  • Shively K., historian (absent).

Mia C. introduced the junior officers elected for the 2022-2023 school year. They are: Carissa L., president; Sofia O., vice president; Kaylee B., Secretary; Taylor H., treasurer; Andrew H., parliamentarian; and Haegan M., historian.

Current officers symbolically “lit” their candles to pass their “flame” to their successors before reflecting on the four tenets of the NHS: leadership, character, scholarship, and service.

"(NHS) is a place where determined individuals with the willingness to step into new roles for the benefit of others can be allowed to grow together and aim to make an impact on the people around them," Mia C. said. "Conflicts exist everywhere in life, but members of NHS must aim to get over these conflicts, see the bigger picture, and move forward with kindness, compassion, and respect."

This school year, NHS conducted drives for food, shoes, and toiletry items for those in need. The Harvest of Love canned food drive at CSS in November netted 1,090 pounds of food. Working with a local food pantry, members also cooked and delivered baked ziti and brownies for about 30 people.

Inducted were seniors Henry G., James H., and Luiza W., and juniors Kaylee B., Leksi E., Andrew H., Taylor H., Morgan J., Carolin K., Carissa L., Haegan M., Landon M., Sofia O., Chloe P., Cailan R., Tristan T., and River V.

Current officers also pinned their successors, then the roles switched and juniors presented seniors with NHS Honor Cords to be worn during Commencement on May 26 along with NHS pins, making them graduate members.

The ceremony wrapped up with four awards presented to members who have demonstrated greatness in the main values of NHS: Leadership to Mia C. '22; Character and Scholarship to Finnegan T. '22; and Service to Chloe L. '22.

NHS, established in 1921 to recognize excellence in high school students, has lauded the accomplishments of young people who are able to meet with success in many areas of school life.

"NHS members are not only superb scholars, but they also display admirable character traits, including inspirational leadership and innate reward from performing service for others," Ms. Miller said. "And these values transcend the meeting rooms and school walls so that members learn to recognize true merit in developing their scholarship, leadership, character, and service no matter where they are."