Mrs. Becky Baker sponsors National Honor Society
Meetings and upcoming events can be found on our calendar
On Tuesday, March 27
Memorial's NHS held their First Annual Senior Luncheon
Each graduating member was asked to invite one guest to honor; someone other than a parent who had influenced their life and helped them achieve at such a high level of success. Our students chose current and past teachers, administrators, church youth leaders, grandparents and aunts, coaches, activity sponsors, and mentors. Thank you to each and every person who supports our students every day, helping them to make good choices and fulfill their amazing potential.
Congratulations and thank you to the following seniors and their honored guests:
Sarah Biggs and guest Xam Black
Nicholas Daliege and guest Shawna Wright
Kyesha Edwards and guest Michelle Pomerantz
Jesse Fate and guest Mary Davis
Elizebeth Finley and guest Nancy Williams
Jonathan Hatley and guest Marilyn Carver
Bob Larson and guest Shawna Wright
Kaitlyn McCaleb and guest Heath Miller
Eric Moore and guest Linda Berlin
Grant Murphy and guests Coach Savage and Coach Sprague
Eden Nagy Naiman and guest Kristy Hutton
Ashley Pennyman and guest Laurie Motto-McIntosh
Vikarie Rambitan and guest Laura Reeder
Nathan Reetz and guest Karen Dotson
Michael Taylor and guest Russell Pascarella
Sergio Valles-Palacios and guest Becca Grooms
Sam Ward and guest Steve Moss
Robert White and guest Jenn Howell
Jacob Yerton and guest Gwen Naiman
And special thanks to School Treasurer Casey Koch, Principal Darin Schmidt, Assistant Principal Jill Blackwelder, Billy Sims Barbecue, and Ann's Bakery for their support!
The guiding principles of NHS are:
SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE, AND CHARACTER
Congratulations to the 2012-2013
Memorial High School
National Honor Society Induction Class
(Spring and Fall Inductees)
James “Wess” Bowman
Kyesha Edwards, Parliamentarian
Jesse Fate, Vice President
Kaitlyn McCaleb, Publish Relations/Historian
Lindsey Nielsen, Secretary
Ashley Pennyman, Treasurer
Sergio Valles-Palacios, President
Membership in the Memorial High School's NHS Chapter has changed for the 2012-2013 school year. Please note changes to our selection process: Now, Sophomores, Juniors, and/or Seniors are can be inducted into membership into the National Honor Society. The sponsor has the school registrar pull a list of all Sophomore-Senior students who have a cumulative (all high school courses combined) weighted 3.5 grade point average. That list is then given to the discipline dean, who removes any student who has been suspended, and makes any other notes of concern. Attendance on the list is then checked. A faculty council convenes to examine nominees and makes suggestions for which students meet the high standards of scholarship, citizenship, service and leadership. All students approved by the faculty council get an invitation and an application to join our chapter. They must fill out that application, and have two core subject teachers (from any year) recommend them. All members must be inducted into the society during the annual induction ceremony. Members must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA, with no F's and no more than 2 Ds on their high school transcripts, they cannot exceed 10 absences per school year, have a spotless behavioral record, and attend at least 80% of all chapter meetings and activities.
The role of the faculty council and the purpose of this selection process is to make sure all potential inductees are of the highest caliber of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. National Honor Society is not just an honor roll - students are committed to being the best citizen students they can be, and are therefore expected to be model student leaders in and out of the classroom. Not all students who qualify to apply for membership are issued invitations to be inducted into the society, although most do become members. For more information, please refer to our chapter's bylaws.
Memorial's NHS participates in service activities during the school year. Members are required to perform a minimum of 12 service hours per semester. Service performed during the summer counts towards fall hours. All members must fill out a service hours verification form. For the last two years, Memorial's NHS fundraising efforts have focused on St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To find out more about St. Jude's, click HERE.
Memorial High School NHS members know that COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS IS NOT A DREAM, IT'S A PLAN. Membership into the society helps them ACHIEVE.