The Everts Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Circleville High School has inducted 19 new members into its prestigious ranks of distinguished academic excellence.
Victoria Bircher, Whitley Calder, Brenden Dunn, Anthony Fauver, Shalynn Ford, Victoria Goff, Sidney Gray, Maddison Hess, Madison Imler, Gabrielle Kendrick, Abigail Michael, Caleb Morgan, Peyton Perini, Aubrey Smith, Victoria Sprague, Abagail Travis, Maya Welsh, Alexis Whitaker, and Emma Whitmore were the guests of honor as students, staff, and various members of the Tiger Family organized for an all-school assembly.
CHS senior and NHS Everts Chapter president Garret Gray served as the emcee for the ceremony. Mrs. Braswell’s high school choirs provided the Canon in D introit, the alma mater, and a rendition of Jay Althouse’s arrangement Don’t Forget Me.
According to NHS.us, student eligibility is open to “students in grades 10–12 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by their school’s chapter are eligible to be invited for membership.
At Circleville High School, the honors are open to all juniors and seniors who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, received a recommendation from a staff member through an evaluation survey, submitted additional letters of recommendation, and were evaluated in the four NHS pillar areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These pillars character traits are detailed below:
Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
NHS officers Shayna Hoop, Morgan Ealy, Shelby Griffith, Courtney Hungerman, and Makayla Collins provided commentary and explanations of the four pillar character traits during the ceremony.
Pickaway County Commissioner Brian Stewart gave the keynote address for the event.
Pickaway County Commissioner Brian Stewart
“You made a decision not to coast and not to just get by,” said Stewart as he addressed the inductees. “National Honor Society is a prestigious organization and this is an honor that you should be very very proud of. I encourage you that it is this kind of discipline as a high schooler that is the exact kind of discipline that leads to success as an adult. You have pushed yourselves to meet a higher standard and have succeeded. Your school and your community has been the beneficiaries of your efforts.”
Congratulations to these 19 Tigers for their induction into the Circleville High School Everts Chapter of the National Honor Society.