SCC National Honor Society inducts new members

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 1, 2014

National Honor Society Induction was recently held at St. Charles Catholic High School. The new officers were sworn in, and 23 new members were welcomed to the group.

Each year, NHS holds its induction, and the former officers (now in college) return to install the new officers into their positions and current members induct the new members into the chapter. A short reception followed, and members and their parents were able to enjoy each other’s company.

The new officers of the National Honor Society at SCC are: President – Audrey Martin, Secretary – Lynleigh Landry, Treasurer – Gracie Millet and Vice President – Michael Morton.

St. Charles Catholic High School was granted its charter from the National Association of Secondary School Principals in October 2006. The St. Charles Catholic chapter of the National Honor Society recognizes students who meet certain standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. After the completion of a semester, students who have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA (with no C’s) for two consecutive nine weeks periods are eligible to apply for membership. After completing an information form, the faculty then evaluates the students based on the previously mentioned areas. The student information form and the faculty evaluations are reviewed by a faculty council, who then selects students for membership into the chapter.

Although one’s GPA is a large factor in a student being admitted into NHS, service and leadership are where the organization truly thrives. This year the club partnered with the St. John Humane Society to spread love and cheer to animals without homes this Christmas.

Melanie Lohfink, the chapter’s advisor stated, “SCC students donated supplies such as food, blankets, toys and treats and came together to care for God’s creatures during the recent holiday season.”