EHS Club Feature: National Honor Society

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Emily Hogsett, Feature Editor

Eaton High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) is a club of pristine students of EHS that exemplify scholarship, service, leadership, and character; the four pillars of NHS. The Eaton NHS chapters works to improve the school and community through their work.

NHS sponsor Amy Ross said, “I wanted to be a part of NHS because I remember what it was like when I was in school and what a prestigious club it was. I wanted to bring that back to Eaton and its chapter of NHS simply because I know we have a lot of phenomenal academic and driven students.” Ross has been the NHS sponsor for the past three years.

Recently, NHS has been working on a book drive for Eaton School District’s kindergarteners. This is a way for high schoolers to give back to the next generation of Eaton students. The club has run bake sales to raise money to buy the books, and NHS members will write a note to each kindergartener to go with their new book. 

 Club president Megan St. Jean (22) said, “The book drive is NHS’s way of giving back to where our journey all began. By giving kindergarteners books, it inspires them and gives them older kids within the district to look up to.”

Throughout the year, NHS has also volunteered for the Special Olympics, Weld Food Bank, flag placing on Veterans’ graves, and wreath placing on Veterans’ graves. NHS started and runs Operation Drop Off at EHS, which offers EHS students the opportunity to buy an elementary-age student a gift for Christmas. 

St. Jean said, “I wanted to join NHS because of the upperclassmen that were involved in it. They were big leaders in the school, and I wanted to be like them and become more involved in my community.”

Students grade freshman to junior are able to join NHS by applying. Students that apply need to exemplify the four pillars, which can be as simple as being a leader in the classroom. The process to get in includes filling out the form, having references, and partaking in an interview. As president, St. Jean has pushed members to do more service within the school and community along with offering leadership training for them to use in their future.

“I think the impact is to work towards the community. I feel like we have done a very good job of providing service opportunities for people who strive to do well in class and be a good human,” Mrs. Ross said.

NHS is a club designed for high-achieving EHS students that want to make a difference in the school and community. NHS has been able to improve EHS and help its students strive for better. “NHS has had a huge impact on leadership and commitment to service for EHS. I like to think that our club was able to give back through fundraisers, volunteering, and great leadership that will leave a legacy, even in the new school,” said St. Jean.