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Students to participate in game night at Peter Hobart

Students to participate in game night at Peter Hobart

Dahlia Krebs

January 16, 2019

According to junior Morgan Graves, who signed up to run a game night for elementary school kids at Peter Hobart, it is not only to bring the community together, but also a way for National Honor Society participants to volunteer. “It is a game night at Peter Hobart to promote community in the elementary...

Club volunteers at local party

Club volunteers at local party

Noah Orloff and Marta Hill

October 28, 2018

Becky McConnell, a naturalist at Westwood Hills Nature Center said the 37th annual Halloween party at the Nature Center had a number of features including themes trails and other party games. “We have a couple themed trails, one being Mother Nature’s Trail where people walk along the trail an...

National Honor Society begins year

National Honor Society begins year

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

September 23, 2018

Senior National Honor Society president Ayanna Nathan said she thinks the community and school may have the wrong impression of the National Honor Society’s purpose and she wants to change that. “I want to change our image both in the community and within ourselves because a lot of people thi...

Club inducts new members

Club inducts new members

Marta Hill

April 27, 2018

Looking at the over 100 students who were inducted into National Honor Society April 27 adviser Jill Merkle said what they all have in common is that they are dedicated to their community. “They are a group of students that have been just really good community members and are now focusing on giving...

National Honors Society announces new officers

National Honors Society announces new officers

Marta Hill

April 16, 2018

When reflecting on why she wanted to be an officer, junior 2018-19 public relations officer Ilsa Olsen said she saw it as an opportunity to further her experience in National Honors Society. “I really like National Honors Society. It has given me opportunities to go out and do more for my community, ...

National Honor Society prepares for next year’s officers

Isaac Wahl

February 20, 2018

According to the adviser Jill Merkle, the National Honors Society recently held a meeting to discuss upcoming deadlines, requirements and applications for next year’s officers. Merkle said one of the biggest tasks, aside from tying up loose ends before the year concludes, is preparing the inc...

NHS members gain leg up with college applications

NHS members gain leg up with college applications

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer

October 13, 2017

Senior National Honor Society officer Ubah Abdullahi said she had college applications in mind when she applied to be an officer. Abdullahi said she believes colleges look at National Honor Society (NHS) officers favorably. “Being an officer definately will show that you are a committed person, that you show leade...

NHS officers gear up for new year

NHS officers gear up for new year

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer

September 25, 2017

National Honors Society (NHS) is getting ready for another year with new officers and aspects, according to NHS Officer senior Ella Trotter. “We’re going to try to really look for different opportunities (for NHS members)” Trotter said. Trotter said NHS is a national assembly of involved s...

National Honor Society elects new officers

National Honor Society elects new officers

Sumaya Mohamed and D’aviyan Robinson

March 16, 2017

When upcoming junior National Honor Society vice president Ella Trotter heard about officer applications for next school year, she quickly applied because of her interest in service. “I really liked the volunteering opportunities the club requirements force me to do, so I want other people to exp...

NHS volunteers at STEP

NHS volunteers at STEP

Dani Orloff, Breanna Thompson, and Amber Tran

November 5, 2016

When junior Kate Brinkman reflects on her first National Honors Society (NHS) group project at St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP), a majority of her expectations were met. “I expected to work with sorting food and stuff,” Brinkman said. “(It was) just a quick group project but it’s still help...

Leader shares insight about position

Leader shares insight about position

Makagbe Kuyateh

December 8, 2015

When the vice president position opened for the National Honor Society, senior Madison Vignes decided to run because she enjoys volunteering and helping the community. “I love volunteering and making a difference in the community, so what better way to continue my involvement than through NHS,” Vi...

National Honor Society holds first Character in Leadership Summit

National Honor Society holds first Character in Leadership Summit

Makagbe Kuyateh

November 3, 2015

With monthly group meetings only 45 minutes long, National Honor Society adviser Jenny Magdal said she looked forward to the opportunity to strengthen the bond between members and focus on leadership at the Character in Leadership Summit. “It was a good way to have a good chunk of time toge...

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