National Honor Society

An honor such as induction to the National Honor Society is a wonderful way for our school to recognize and celebrate the choices, and sometimes the sacrifices each student has made during their high school career. Like most things, it is not the honor itself that makes all of us most proud, but what each student had to do to get it.

Congratulations to Nehemiah Bedgood and Summer Nomeland, recent inductees to the New Century Academy’s chapter of National Honor Society. The ceremony was held on March 30th and featured guest speaker Karlie Mosher, Hutchinson Jaycee’s Young Leader of the Year, 2016. The students have demonstrated behaviors in the four pillars represented: academics, leadership, service and character. They join current members, Alexis Grack, Nik Lodermeier, and Kaitlyn Peterzen. Congratulations to all!

 

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”  –  Ralph Waldo Emerson.  The staff at New Century Academy challenge each of these students to rest not on their laurels but to continue to strive towards even greater goals.  The four categories, scholarship, leadership, service, and character are the core of a fulfilled and fulfilling life.  They are the sum of many individual decisions and embody a positive attitude backed by purpose.”

NHS Advisors, Barb Haugen and Kelsey Dolge

The Selection Process:

The National Honor Society is an organization started in 1921, whose intent is to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional achievement.

Membership in the National Honor Society is based upon demonstrated excellence in four categories:  scholarship, leadership, service, and character. To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a sophomore, junior or senior member of our student body.  Candidates must be in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester prior to application. Candidates must have a cumulative scholastic average of at least 3.25 to be initially considered, and then will be evaluate on the basis of service, leadership, and character.  Each of the four categories is considered equally important during the selection process.  After induction into the National Honor Society, students are required to maintain their scholastic excellence and live up to the high standards of character, leadership, and service which established their initial membership.