By Emily Caruso and Megan Haymond
The Bell-Hi Chapter of National Honor Society tapped new members on Wednesday, November 13. Tapping, a tradition for the National Honor Society, is when members come into students’ classes and pin a blue and white ribbon on those who got accepted into the elite group. Once tapped, students attend the induction ceremony, which will be held on December 3. At the induction ceremony, president Dru Hunsaker and vice president Teresa Porter will give short speeches to the new members.
Induction to National Honor Society is highly selective and is very exciting for the inductee. To be selected, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 along with a challenging class schedule. Candidates eligible for application were also required to write a one-page essay explaining why they demonstrate the four principle characteristics of Bell-Hi Chapter: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. National Honor Society requires that students not only maintain their academic achievement, but also commit to bettering their community through volunteer service. NHS helps with a myriad of activities from Market Day to serving as tutors to other students who are struggling academically.