Congratulations to the 102 Huntley High School students who will be inducted into the National Honor Society in a virtual ceremony tonight, April 28. In addition to honoring inductees from throughout the United States, the ceremony will celebrate the organization’s Centennial Anniversary.
“The National Honor society is one of the most long standing honor societies in the United States. When people hear that a student is in the NHS, the first thing that comes to mind is that that student must be pretty smart. Membership in the NHS entails so much more than being smart,” said Cynthia Schneider, who co-sponsors the HHS chapter with fellow teacher Melanie Lyons.
In addition to academic prowess, she said that the rigorous application process for membership also requires students to show that they are active in the school and community, have a passion for service and have a strong moral character.
“The students we are honoring tonight have shown that they have the criteria required to be inducted into the Huntley High School chapter of NHS. This is quite an accomplishment and should be celebrated,” Schneider said.
Once students have been inducted into the Huntley High School chapter of NHS, they will continue to build on their leadership skills and work to develop ways to serve in the school and community. They will select a small service group that will work to plan and carry out a service project. Some of the chapter’s past projects include:
- Making blankets for children’s hospitals and cancer wards
- Helping in senior citizen and assisted living facilities
- Helping at the animal shelter
- Food Drive
- Making care packages for our service men and women overseas.
- Spooky buddies
- Adopt a family
- 5K race
- and more.
Among other featured dignitaries, students will hear a keynote address from rapper, artist, actor, and activist Common.
The HHS inductees are:
Karen Reyes Villanueva
Nancy Lopez Garcia