National Honor Society follows through on helping students
February 27, 2022
National Honor Society members plan upcoming activities and events
It was hard to miss the warm waves of the members of the National Honor Society as you passed their table at the activity fair.
The National Honors Society (NHS) is an organization that involves four main pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics should be expressed in each candidate upon being chosen to apply for the NHS.
In order to be eligible for NHS, a student must be a sophomore or junior with at least a 3.4 GPA. They must also have a clean disciplinary record — no A.C.E.
Eligible students must complete an application, addressing the four pillars of community service that are part of NHS’s philosophy.
“Noblesse Oblige, or NHS’s motto, the goal is to help others based on the strengths you have,” said vice president senior Casimir Morgan.
The club’s pursuit is to have each member better themselves as they better their community – involvement in volunteer community service, school service, and peer tutoring are a few major components of the organization.
NHS meetings are on the third Thursday of every month in the school’s auditorium.
Morgan seems excited about upcoming events. NHS is planning a blood drive in the spring. “We just help out wherever we need and try to make our school community a better place,” he said.
NHS provides tutoring for struggling students
For struggling students, there is help: Peer Tutoring.
Peer tutoring is held in the SHS library. Students can sign up for tutoring during study hall, lunch, and after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00.
Peer tutoring is advised by SHS librarian Ms. Sherie Stauffer. The tutors are all National Honor Society (NHS) members. If students schedule a tutoring session during a study hall or lunch, the session will last 42 min. If they schedule a tutoring session for after school, the sessions can last up to 90 minutes.
For some students, the afternoon sessions can be a problem because they don’t have transportation home. The high school provides an activity bus that will take care of that. Students must sign up in advance for that bus, though.
If students want to sign up for tutoring, they must sign up 24 hours ahead of time. Signing up early can guarantee the chance of assuring a tutor will be available to help.
Peer tutoring can help students with their academic struggles. Tutoring can especially help athletes who are on academic probation. Academic probation is when athletes can’t participate in games due to low grades. Very effective tutoring can guarantee success.
“You will have higher grades, it will make you look better, and you will get the best out of your education,” said Stauffer.
To sign up for a tutoring session, simply visit sburg.org, go to the student link, and find the high school Destiny Library link. Students can stop by the library or email Stauffer at [email protected].