National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
On November 12th, seven M’KIS high school students were inducted as members of the National Honor Society. Founded in 1921, the National Honor Society is a US-based organization that celebrates selective students who have demonstrated high academic achievement, leadership abilities and service to the community. According to the NHS website, there are over 1 million students worldwide who participate in their school-based chapters. NHS is guided by four principles: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These four principles help shape the purpose of the club community which is to further each student’s inherent leadership potential as involved citizens.
At M’KIS, students in grades 10-12 are initially invited to apply to join the club based on a cumulative GPA of 3.7. Interested students complete a personal informational form which highlights their academics, extracurricular involvement and outside service activities. A committee of faculty members, along with Principal Alan Shanks, reviews each informational form and applies a rubric of criterion to select the new members. Based on the criterion, the committee selected the following inductees:
As new members, they will join famous former NHS members such as talk show comedian/political commentator Jon Stewart, journalist Katie Couric, Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep and M’KIS’ own Head of School, Mr. Laboski. Alongside current members, they will serve the M’KIS community in events such as free tutoring sessions on Wednesdays, bi-annual Parents Night Out, and the “Sea of Pink” Anti-Bullying Week. On behalf of the greater M’KIS community, I’d like to commend them for this great accomplishment.