The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishment but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
A special vespers was held on Sabbath evening, January 24, to recognize and induct Joshua Cook, Cody Hagen, Caroline Haveman, Alea Juhl, Panuvich Suriyamongkol, Robert Weisz, and Lenaya Wurtz in to the Dakota Adventist Academy chapter of NHS. Each one of these students exemplifies the pledge of NHS, which is to maintain high scholastic standing, to hold as fundamental and worthy an untarnished character, to endeavor intelligently and courageously to be a leader, and to give themselves freely in service to others.
Back row left to right:
Brooklyn Engelhart, Cody Hagen - Spiritual Vice President, Leilah Dubreuze, Joshua Cook, Janae Schumacher, Panuvich Suriyamongkol, Robert Weisz
Front row left to right:
Cassandra Haveman - President, Alea Juhl, Caroline Haveman, Lenaya Wurtz - Secretary/Treasurer
Article by Sharon Heinrich
Photo by Jenna Freese