National Honors Society inducts new members


Hannah Kriney

On Dec. 12 Scotch Plains – Fanwood High School inducted 41 new members into the National Honors Society (NHS). The process started a few weeks back when all juniors and non NHS member seniors who held a GPA of 3.75 or higher were called down to the auditorium. Both Matthew Ritter and Lauren DeNicola, advisors for NHS, discussed the criteria to get into NHS and what it means to be a member.
National Honors Society is all about rewarding students who perform well in their classes while simultaneously helping our community. The club stands for four principles being scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The whole purpose is to encourage students to help their community, specifically their school community, and be a leader in various ways.
The ceremony started at 7:00 pm and speakers like Dr. David Heisey and Mrs. Regina Botsford, assistant superintendent, spoke before students received their certificates. All 41 students shook hands with the speakers and advisors and also received their certificate which officially welcomes them into NHS.
The ceremony was followed by a light reception with food and refreshments for the students and family members to celebrate the students’ great accomplishments.