By: Caleb Towne, Contributing Writer
Centralia High School National Honor Society (NHS) held the initiation ceremony for the 2022-23 school year on September 28, 2022.
The initiation ceremony took place at the Centralia High school cafeteria.
According to Mrs. Erin Higginson, NHS Sponsor, “We initiated 30 new members this year. Four seniors and 26 juniors.”
The 30 new members that were accepted into National Honor Society are: Olivia Adams, Raegan Anderson, Lawrence (Cullen) Bennett, Joshua Bowne, Katherine Carrico, Laura Dollens, Kaylie Ensor, Harper Forshee, Elijah Hill, Desiree Johnston, Noah Kropf, Kendra Lawson, Shelby lewis, Caitlyn Maenner, Michael Marcellus, Susanna Nix, Rylee Palmer, Laila Payne, Amy Pendergrast, Jeremy Rish, Matthew Robinson, Morgan Ross, Blair Schnarre, Tess Stephens, Camryn Turpin, Kaelyn Walters, Faith Decker, Olivia McGuire, Grayden Tinker and Meredith Wright.
There are many requirements to become a member of NHS. Higginson explains, “National Honor Society is an organization focused on four pillars; scholarship, character, service, and leadership. Students are expected to uphold those four pillars.”
In order to be initiated into NHS, “Students are invited to fill out the candidate form if they have a GPA of 3.5 or greater. Students who complete the candidate form and three teacher evaluations move into the evaluation phase. During the evaluation phase, the faculty council reviews the candidate form and evaluates them on a set of criteria. Students who meet the expectations are invited for membership. If they accept the membership, they are then initiated,” said Higginson.
CHS Senior, Jesse Shannon, current NHS president, chose to be in NHS, “To gain a scholarship and leadership opportunities.” What Shannon enjoys most about being in NHS, is “the ability to help other students.”
The Centralia High School NHS chapter has been active since 1958. The new members can look forward to an exciting year filled with many service projects for the school and community.