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Thursday October 27, 2016 at 12:28pm Age: 2 yrs
Category: District, High School


Minisink Valley’s National Honor Society (NHS) inducted 59 new members in a ceremony held in the high school auditorium on Oct. 20. Upperclassmen NHS membership now totals 108.


NHS members are volunteers who serve their school and community. The group’s responsibilities include the gym planter, the American Legion booth at the Otisville fair, freshman orientation, fundraising events in honor of deceased Minisink teachers, the high school open house, the annual veterans dinner, Minisink Cares, the upkeep of the high school book room, several tricky-tray events, the annual senior citizen event, the 8th grade parents night, and the FBLA event. They also support the efforts of other school groups and clubs.


Individually, NHS members are required to serve 30 hours a year, with a minimum of 10 hours each semester and over the summer. The class of 2017 completed over 1,500 hours in its junior year alone, with many members exceeding their minimum requirement. The class of 2018 is expected to complete over 3,000 hours of community service this year.


Over 150 high school juniors and seniors qualified and were invited to apply to the National Honor Society (NHS), on the basis of their academic achievement. Applicants wrote a resume highlighting their leadership skills, community service, and extra-curricular activities such as sports, theater, music and work experience. Faculty and staff offered recommendations based on their knowledge of the students’ character. A committee reviewed the applications and selected the year’s inductees.


Congratulations to all inductees and thank you for all you do for our schools and community.