National Honor Society

A dozen Carroll County High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society recently.

Students achieving this distinction must be good examples of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Only incoming juniors and seniors are eligible.

A minimum 3.5 GPA is required for admission and must be maintained throughout their tenure in the NHS. Members are also expected to take on leadership roles within clubs or sports, complete at least 20 hours of community service and demonstrate strong character traits such as respect, maturity, responsibility, fairness, trustworthiness, honesty and good citizenship.

Each student was also required to complete an essay outlining their strengths and why they should be inducted into NHS.

A key point of the organization is service to the community. Members are to complete 20 hours of community service and the chapter is also supposed to complete a service project each year.

“National Honor Society is one of the most beneficial memberships students can partake in during their tenure in any school,” said Christin Lewellyn, an alumni member of Carroll County’s NHS chapter and Instructional Coach at CCHS. “Taking your membership and pledge seriously establishes a lifelong commitment to learning and service. When students take the tenets of NHS to heart, they become servant leaders, bettering themselves and their community with authentic community service beyond the surface level.”

This year’s ceremony was led by returning members Rileigh Darnold, Seth Franklin, Brandon Jimenez, Myra Nava Sanchez and Jacob Spenneberg.

The new inductees were Taylor Butler, Kaitlyn Dukes, Madisen Groves, Geoffrey Hash, Keagan Hatton, Grayson Kinman, Kylee Kinman, Zackary Kindoll, Brenna Mefford, Kimberly Ramirez, Elle Spencer and Ayden Taylor.