Welcoming new members to N.H.S.


Several members of the N.H.S. help to cut out felt trees for children to decorate at the Christmas Walk. Later those trees would be decorated with candy canes and stickers.

This November saw yet another new group of juniors and seniors inducted into National Honor Society. All of which worked hard to achieve their place amongst the few whose applications meet the club’s requirements for new members. 

  There are many requirements for the students who want to be a part of the National Honor Society. The requirements for applying include having at least a 3.0 GPA, no referrals, and having been active in school activities.

  New member junior James Morris states, “I applied for National Honor Society because I knew it would be a great way to get involved with the community and help out the people I care for most.” 

 The induction ceremony for the club was moved back into the library this year, with the 2020 induction ceremony having been moved to the auditorium to better accommodate COVID safety guidelines. Returning to pre-COVID traditions gave a sense of normalcy as the inducted members swore to the promise to represent Sterling High School and themselves through upholding high academic standards and becoming a leader to help others. 

  Newly-inducted senior Karsyn Bailey shares, “Being a member of the National Honors Society shows that you are among the best students in your class, not just in terms of academics but also in terms of leadership, service, and character.”

  With new inductions National Honor Society saw its member count double for a total of 55 total members. All of these new members could now help the club start to prepare for the club’s booth at Sterling’s Christmas Walk.

  The National Honor Society decided an arts and crafts table would be perfect for the many kids attending the Christmas Walk. At the table, kids had the opportunity to decorate felt christmas trees with candy canes and stickers with the help of new and old National Honor Society members that volunteered to help work at the Christmas Walk. 

  Senior Lizbeth Valdivia said, “The most rewarding part of volunteering at the Christmas Walk had to have been seeing kids get excited about the candy cane, and then get even more excited over the stickers.” 

  The National Honor Society is proud to accept all new members and welcome back the old members.