On Thursday, November 5th, National Honor Society held their annual induction ceremony and after party. There were 18 new inductees, and a current member, Miranda Richey, had the chance to walk due to not attending Westside when she was inducted into NHS. The ceremony began with officers Brittnee Carson, Rachel Johnson, Tosha Parrish, Colton Tosh, and JT Schwarz giving speeches they had prepared and lighting their officer candles. Next, inductees were called one by one to light their candles, sign the ledger, and receive their certificate. After every inductee had been recognized they, and their parents, were dismissed to eat the lunch prepared by current members.
Students can be inducted into National Honor Society their sophomore, junior, or senior year of highschool. To be inducted, students must have and maintain a GPA of at least a 3.5. They must also demonstrate qualities of leadership, scholarship, service, and character. It is also beneficial for students who wish to be inducted to be actively involved in the community. Members are required to complete a minimum of eight hours of volunteer work a semester.
--Haley Robinson & Whitnee Guthrie
Here are some photos from the 2015 induction:
(Taken by: Haley Robinson and Whitnee Guthrie)