Interview with NHS sponsor Ashley Wege about NHS inductions
What is National Honor Society?
“It is a service organization that is made up four pillars: scholarship, leadership, character and service. We strive to meet all four aspects.”
How long have you been the sponsor? And, do you enjoy it?
“This is my second year. And, I do. You get to work with a great group of students. They are at the top of their class in leadership and character.”
How many students are in NHS?
“[There are] 15 students.”
Who were the new members who were inducted on Nov. 4?
“[We inducted] seniors Logan Jensen, Brett Schwarz and Ethan Sylvester, junior Eli Miller and sophomore Tatum Brunkow.”
What kind of requirements do the students have to meet to be in NHS?
“You have to have a minimum 3.5 GPA to be able to submit a candidate form, then a faculty committee looks over the form, and they rate the students, and if you score highly, you get in.”
What are the benefits of being in NHS?
“It gives you an opportunity to work on service hours and grow in those four pillars.”
What is the most difficult part in NHS you have to deal with?
“The hardest part is taking students that are already involved in everything and having them be involved in one more thing can be difficult to meet because everyone’s so involved.”
What activities does NHS do, and why?
“We try to do services like the blood drive and Pennies for Patients. We try to do activities that will help others.”
What are some things you may do in NHS this year that you haven’t in the past?
“[We] haven’t done anything new yet.”
Interview by Annabel Shriner, staff member
Photo by Haley Smith, staff business manager