National Honor Society introduces news students into their program


On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the National Honor Society (NHS) had an induction for its new and returning members.

This year, NHS added about 50 new members and had last year’s members apply again. In order to apply, students who had to be either juniors or seniors had to complete an application, which asked about academic standing, extracurricular activities and community service. Then, a group of faculty members selected the new members.

“I was highly encouraged to join NHS from my counselor and my other peers telling me that it would look really good on my resume and that it gives you numerous opportunities for volunteer hours,” junior Mika Zimmerman said.

Throughout the school year, NHS gives students a chance to participate in volunteering opportunities around Hays; one of the upcoming annual events that NHS does is called Holiday Help, in which they get a grocery list and shop for a family in need from Hays High.

“National Honor Society is very helpful when applying for scholarships, and it helps me to volunteer more,” senior Riley Kershner, who is a returning NHS member, said. “It is one of the main points on my resume, and it is something that most businesses and colleges look at.”