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National Honor Society applications open

National Honor Society applications are now open for the 2023-2024 school year with applicants required to fill out a form and get recommendations from three teachers, as well as maintain an eligible GPA.

“So [NHS] promotes service, academics, having a sense of keeping your nose clean, you know?” NHS supervisor Stephen Rotan said. “Trying to mind your Ps and Qs; it’s all about bettering yourself.”

National Honor Society aims to help students learn more about college applications, creating resumes, and succeeding in high school; students are also offered leadership positions within NHS.

“I feel like [NHS leadership opportunities] help kids learn how to be a leader,” sophomore Isha Banerjee said. “They get those leadership opportunities in an environment where it’s not as stressful and there’s opportunities to step up without as big of a risk of failure.”

NHS also gives away an annual scholarship to exemplary students as well as holding some weight on college applications according to CollegeVine.com, as it shows that the student is a hard worker academically.

“NHS looks good for college transcripts,” Rotan said. “It shows that you exceed academically and [the colleges] know that they’re getting the best and the brightest. So, it’s a really good thing to be involved in for college applications.”

Beyond that, National Honor Society can also foster societal awareness and encourage students to work towards the greater good.

“I think the opportunities offered by NHS are beneficial as they can teach students about the importance of helping out and meeting all sorts of different people with similar values,” sophomore Rianna Serrao said. “It’s beneficial to teenagers as you can open up more, step out of your comfort zone, bring back to the community and learn to be a good leader.”

Additionally, this organization strives to provide an environment for students to continue pursuing academic success as well as participate in various service projects.

“[NHS] teaches you that not only is academic excellence good, but also that there’s a service aspect to it,” Rotan said. “You have to do some community service; you have to give back to the community at the same time, so it’s academics plus service.”

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Olivia Pulley, Staff Reporter

Olivia Pulley is a Sophomore and it’s her first year on Wingspan. On campus, Olivia is part of the National Art Honor Society and the Best Buddies club. Outside of school, you can find her volunteering with her youth group, hanging out with her friends, or shopping. She is very excited to be a part of Wingspan, and can’t wait to see where this year takes her!

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