NHS hosts annual ceremony for new members

Michael McKee, Editor-in-Chief

The Revere High School National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony to give recognition to all of its new members.

Each year NHS (National Honor Society) holds a formal banquet at the high school to ceremonially induct all of its new members. The ceremony is a solemn event in which students are honored through name recognition and a PowerPoint slide show. Due to the resignation of the previous NHS adviser, high school principal Phil King is acting adviser of NHS. King commented on the significance of the ceremony. 

“The outgoing seniors that were already inducted last year as juniors have leadership positions and they help organize the event and it’s really a student led organization that promotes other students as great representatives of Revere High School,” King said.

Students usually apply for NHS in the fall of their junior year and find out if they have been accepted or not before winter break. This year a number of students got accepted into NHS in early March. Revere High School superintendent commented on why the additional students were let in. 

“The process [for entry] was reviewed based upon parent questions around the validity of the evaluation process, and it was felt that some deserving students were missed based upon the current criteria used and the subjectivity of certain areas,” Montgomery said. 

An anonymous board of teachers is regularly in charge of the selection process for new NHS members. After some parent inquiries regarding the selection process, the committee was reconvened to review some applications. The board upheld its decisions regarding the applications in question; however, some additional students were still accepted  into NHS. 

Montgomery commented on the board’s involvement in the recent selection process. 

“After their review, the decision was made to move forward with the additional students because administration believes the process has some areas that need to be addressed in the future,” Montgomery said.

High school administration, central officer administration and the superintendent were all involved in the recent selection process. King is still looking for an adviser for NHS and hopes to acquire one by the end of the school year.  Montgomery is calling for a thorough review of the NHS process and procedures for the 2020-2021 school year.