On Thursday evening, the parking lot of the Warwick High School was more full than usual. No, this wasn’t because a concert or athletic event was happening. It was the induction for the National Honor Society.
The Warwick chapter of the National Honor Society strives to be active in numerous community service projects throughout the school year. These events serve as a diverse base and allow members to have fun while also giving back to their community. These students participate in a number of community engagement projects throughout the year, like Back to School Night, Special Olympics Fall Dance, Blood Drives, and the Warwick Education Foundation Community Day just to name a few.
Once inducted into NHS, members are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher. They must attend chapter meetings, complete 20 hours of individual community service time and participate in one of every four chapter service projects. Needless to stay the members of NHS can stay quite busy.
The induction started out with a message from Warwick’s chapter leader, Mrs. Heather Lefever, followed by a welcome from the NHS President Billy Quinn, Superintendent Dr. April Hershey, and High School Principal Mrs. Kristy Szobocsan. There were various speakers who touched on the qualifications and the qualities it takes to be an active member in NHS. Vice President Bryan Rottkamp spoke on scholarship and leadership, while Billy Quinn touched on service, with NHS secretary Kendall Rothfus talking about character.
After those remarks, 62 new members were inducted into the National Honor Society. Rounding out the evening, Billy Quinn and Mrs. Lefever recognized the graduating seniors with a special slideshow. It wouldn’t have been complete without showing all their baby photos, along with a photo of them now. Mrs. Lefever shared a remarkable statement on how much these students mean to her, and how they’ve impacted her life. It truly was a wonderful evening.
"The National Honor Society Induction ceremony is an event that I look forward to every year. I am so excited and happy to welcome the new members and so proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the seniors. The night is also bittersweet for me because it means saying goodbye to an amazing group of kids," stated Mrs. Lefever.
Congratulations to all the new National Honor Society members, and best of luck to all our graduating students.