by Joey Derrico
It’s early October and that means that NHS admission decisions are being made. On Thursday, October 6, current members of NHS went around the school during first period to “pin” newly selected members with a ribbon of the NHS colors. Every year, almost immediately when school starts, prospective juniors fill out lengthy applications for admission into the National Honor Society at Bellbrook High School. The head of Bellbrook’s NHS chapter is Mrs. Tess Rivero, who teaches Pre-Calculus and Statistics. Rivero also helps in the peer tutoring program at BHS which offers tutoring before, during, and after school.
National Honor Society, or NHS for short, is a national program that was started in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students. To be admitted into NHS, students must exemplify strength in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character as well as acquire and maintain a GPA above 3.51. They also must have participated in three or more service projects prior to being admitted. The faculty committee at BHS who make the admissions decisions usually admit around thirty students into the organization each year.
The induction ceremony usually takes place in December, but was moved up this year to October 26 to give students more time to serve in NHS. The induction ceremony features the newly-inducted members as well as speeches from the current president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer of NHS.