NHS inducts new class


Kaylynn Waldron

Students walk across the stage as they are recognized for their accomplishments.

Kaylynn Waldron, Reporter

On March 7th, the National Honor Society recognized and inducted over 40 students for their accomplishments and hard work.

The ceremony took place in the high school auditorium. Each student walked the stage after hearing their name and received a flower, a personalized slide projected behind them. The slide describes a little about the students’ interests, the clubs they are involved in and their outside-of-school commitments. 

The yearly ceremony is organized primarily by the Membership Chair of NHS, senior Megan Diulus, but everyone has a part to play. President senior Abby DiSalvo, along with Vice President senior Lauren Weil, help to supervise and promote productive communication between the three committees of NHS.

“We work together. We have speeches prepared beforehand, and it’s become a tradition to use the ideas of the previous year, so we looked through those. We do a lot with making sure the slideshow is how it should be and making sure all the members are doing what they’re supposed to be doing,” Weil said. 

At meetings members focus on the possible ways to improve from past events. The three big improvements this year were snacks, the length of the ceremony and a change in the slideshow. Admittedly, Diulus was nervous about the snack aspect, but in the end, they decision paid off.

“This year, we just didn’t have as many people that needed to walk the stage, so we were in and out in basically 30 minutes,” Diulus said.

When it came to the slideshow, Diulus mentioned how in previous years the text had been written in a paragraph making it harder to read. This year the club chose to utilize the bullet point style creating a more sleek and easy-to-read design.

“[The slides had] just the top activities you’re interested in just, so parents and other members are able to read it and learn more about you efficiently,” Diulus said. 

To apply for induction, a student must meet a GPA standard, a certain amount of participation in other Revere clubs (or sports) and a volunteer hours requirement. DiSalvo outlined these necessities along with a few traits that an NHS inductee must possess.

“[A student must] demonstrate 5 qualities which are; leadership, service, character, knowledge and scholarship,” said DiSalvo.

According to DiSalvo, when it comes to benefits of being inducted, the most obvious are the earned recognition and social experience. 

“It’s a really nice way for them to meet other people, and it’s the first big event they are in for the NHS, so it’s a really good introduction to how the group works and how we organize things. Plus then it helps them plan it for the next year because they were a part of it last year,” DiSalvo said.


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