NHS Inducts New Members in Annual Ceremony
The National Honors Society (NHS) held its induction ceremony on November 16th in Penn’s Center for Performing Arts. In order to be inducted, each student was evaluated on their execution of the four pillars of NHS; Scholarship, Character, Service, and Leadership. Additionally, Penn students had to demonstrate their scholarship with a 3.5 GPA or above, along with proving their character, leadership, and service through their roles in the community.
In all, 160 students were inducted in the NHS ceremony. Because of the pandemic, there was no ceremony for last year’s inductees so a mass ceremony was lined up for the inductees. Here is what Mr. Galiher had to say, “It’s humbling, to know that we have great student leaders in our building who have taken the time to obviously perform around the classroom but also have already served and exhibited the qualities of National Honors Society and are going to be able to continue that role at Penn High School.”
During the candle lighting ceremony, the candles did not want to stand on their own. On more than one occasion, the candles fell out of their stands, one candle ablaze while rolling on the table. Thankfully no one was hurt and no damage was done.
The National Honors Society hosted a guest speaker for their induction ceremony. Jim Conklin, the President and Co-Founder of Cultivate Food Rescue, talked about the importance of volunteering in life. His central message was that it is never too late to help others.
Chiara Von Eschenbach
Congratulations to all the students above for being inducted into NHS. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for these new members.