National Honor Society (NHS) is a national organization for high school students that seeks to honor students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. This year, 150 Maggie Walker juniors and seniors will be inducted into The Patricia E. Taylor Pioneers of Excellence Chapter of NHS. The National NHS Council requires that induction ceremonies be appropriate and impressive.
Eligible members are Maggie Walker juniors and seniors with at least a 3.5 weighted, cumulative, unrounded GPA who have earned the required number of service hours (70 for juniors, 105 for seniors) and have abided by the MLWGS standards of honor. The students selected for induction met these criteria and completed an application in September where they discussed their experience with, or aspirations for leadership and completed an essay on either honor or service.
The induction ceremony itself will include a musical performance from senior Willow Kwak, keynote address from Dr. Lisa Freiman, Director of Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), candle lighting ceremony, presentation of certificates, and statement of the NHS Pledge. A reception will follow in the Student Commons.