Fiona Luzano, Reporter

National Honors Society (NHS) is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 year. Rising Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to apply as both members and possible officers.

SHS IB Senior Florence Onyiuke, and the current president of the NHS explains why students should join the NHS: “NHS is a great way for students to combine the values of service, scholarship, and collaboration in a way that gives back to their local community. I’ve been in NHS for 2 years and started as a community service officer in 11th grade. I am now a senior, and the president of the club. This club has allowed me to learn more about the different service groups and organizations that exist around Sanford.  Students have the opportunity to work with pets at Judy’s pet rescue, Tutor elementary students at the Jeff Triplett center, and lead Math And Reading nights at Idyllwilde Elementary. It is a national recognized program and looks great on a college application especially if you hold a leadership position.” 

Onyiuke also provides important advice towards aspiring officers. She states that, “For next year’s officers I’d tell them to stay in communication! Being able to give each of your fellow officers an honest update on what you’ve accomplished and where you are at is extremely important in being of service to the rest of the NHS club. Also it’s important to be well involved in the community so you’re aware of what service opportunities exist around town.”

All in all, being a member of NHS is really helpful and beneficial for all students. Not only is it a good record for your college applications, but it also offers a chance to be involved within your community. So, rising juniors and seniors, take that chance, and start applying to be a member now!

NHS New Members

Officer Application