(Photo Credit: Kyle Fisher/BHHS)
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a valuable club at Black Hills. It teaches members leadership skills and also gives back to our community.
There are many qualifications that members have to meet in order to be accepted into the club. Students who are interested in joining NHS fill out an application that students can get from Ms. Kelly. Also, students write two paragraphs that include any ideas they have for new community service ideas. If you are accepted into NHS, you are expected to maintain a 3.5 GPA per semester. In addition, you must complete 15 community service hours and of those at least 7.5 hours completed on your own and not provided by the club.
To better understand the NHS, I interviewed Max Parker, President of NHS. He joined the NHS Club because it provides opportunities to give back to the community. As president, Max gets to set up various volunteer opportunities. Serving at the food bank and garden volunteering are two examples. He then coordinates with the other officers to delegate tasks and responsibilities. Another responsibility of the president is to take into consideration the members’ ideas. An idea they would like to pursue is bringing in service dogs during finals week for students to pet and interact with as a stress reliever. Taking on a leadership role in these activities also looks great on college applications.
By Janae Grimm