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Applications open for MHS National Honor Society

posted Mar 21, 2020, 6:41 AM by Andrew Tichy
By: Antonia Am Orde

Would you describe yourself as social, ambitious, a natural leader and a good student? Do you want to get more actively involved at school and in the community? Are you interested in helping others and developing social skills? If you answered these questions with yes and are a junior at MHS this year with a 3.5 G.P.A or above, you should apply to National Honor Society for your senior year!

National Honor Society is a nationwide organization in the United States, dedicated to recognizing outstanding high school students in academics, extracurriculars, and service. It was founded in 1921 and started in Moorhead in 1928. After a 48 year break, it returned to Moorhead High School this school year with the induction of 30 members. 

“In the National Honor Society, we primarily do service-based projects. We do community and school service as part of the organization,” says Antoinette Lighe, a senior at MHS and member of the Society. “Our biggest project this year has been the Moorhead Spuds Closet. It is a safe place where kids can get essentials that they need, such as food, clothing and school supplies. We also do peer-tutoring.” 

The application process for next year has just started. Applications can be picked up from the NHS advisors, which are Mrs. Erickson, Mrs. Bentz, Mrs. Kasper, Dr. Sando and Mr. Blake and returned to the counseling office. 

Lighe remembers the application process for the Society. “It is pretty long, but it’s doable.” Selection for NHS is based on four criterias: Scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The application involves lists of extracurriculars you are involved in as well as community service you have provided. It also includes letters of recommendation and a personal essay. Nevertheless, Lighe thinks she made the right choice by joining the NHS. 

“I would recommend the National Honor Society to any current junior or underclassmen,” she says. “It’s a pretty cool organization and the advisors are kind and understanding. It helps you get more involved in community activities and you also receive scholarship opportunities!”