NHS to honor seniors Wednesday

National Honor Society will hold its Senior Sendoff on Wednesday in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. NHS seniors will receive their graduation stoles if they have accumulated enough points throughout the year, and will also announce their future plans. Former West Shore teacher Amanda Kopp will be on hand to help congratulate the seniors.

“Anyone in the club is welcome to come,” NHS Secretary Erin Sheridan said. “It is beneficial if you do come, though, because you will get points.”

NHS President Mary- Elizabeth Jobson says she will miss the club and is thankful for what it has done for her.

“NHS has always been a part of my life at West Shore, so it’s going to be sad to not have it there after this year,” she said. “NHS taught me how to be a leader, so I’m grateful that I was able to experience everything it has granted me. My favorite moment in the club was probably this year. We had to post hundreds of sticky notes at the cafeteria for Red Ribbon Week. It was fun to surprise everyone, and it was totally unconventional.”

NHS officers have been encouraging seniors to send in childhood photos to play on a slideshow before the event starts. Seniors may send their photographs to NHS Historian Sarah Arends at [email protected]

With the seniors graduating, officer positions will be opening.

“I thought about running but decided against it because I don’t have enough time to do it,” junior NHS member Ashlyn Kellner said.

Jobson encourages members to get involved to help out, not just for the points.

“Engage yourself in the things NHS puts on,” she said. “You may not always be motivated to do so, but we really do good things and it feels really gratifying to help out.”

Sheridan shares Jobson’s enthusiasm for the organization.

“I always hated how Taylor Irwin and I would show up to the officer meetings on time and we would have to wait around 15 minutes for everyone to show up,” Sheridan said. “But being in NHS does have its perks. I thought it was funny when my fellow officers would give me a list of names to read at the induction ceremony because they purposely gave me the chunk of names that didn’t include common names.”

By Juan Rodriguez