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What is your favorite part of Halloween?

  • Trick or Treating (33%, 3 Votes)
  • Visiting a Haunted House (33%, 3 Votes)
  • Dressing up (33%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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Kegen Oettle
Kegen Oettle
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National Honors Society


Have you seen a group of people wearing navy shirt with the words, “Believe there is good in the world,”on the back and wondered what it meant? Why do you see them at the school events helping around? These are students in the National Honor Society, who were selected by a committee and nominated by teachers and by academic excellence to best represent the school. Mr. Puhse and Mrs. Heath have been sponsoring the NHS for many years!

To enter, it’s mandatory that you have a GPA of at least 4.25 to receive the recommendation letter in the spring of your junior year; however, having good grades isn’t the only qualification you need to meet. NHS requires you to participate and be involved with the school. Clubs, peer tutoring, school programs, volunteering, etc. all contribute to the point system they have to consider you to join. It’s important to get involved in school! Don’t get discouraged though if you didn’t meet the requirements in junior year, because you’ll have another opportunity to apply in the fall of senior year. Remember this though: if you plagiarize papers or cheat on homework and tests, you’ll lose the opportunity to apply in junior year.

Once you’re selected, you’ll have an initiation inducting you into NHS. They will give you a white sash with a NHS logo on it, and you’ll wear it while you walk across the stage and also at graduation. NHS has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from running easter egg hunts to working at the Relleke Haunted Maze. Have you ever been to the Freshman Survival Workshop, Freshman Orientation, or the Open House? Well those are some of the school events NHS helped to run in the beginning of the year.

Another thing NHS hosts are blood drives throughout the year. Each pint of blood donated will be separated into 3 sections, saving 3 lives of those in need of blood. If you’re interested in donating, you have to be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a parent’s permission slip. Contact a NHS member to see when the next drive will be, and they’ll set you up for an appointment. 

At the end of the year, awards will be given out to the NHS members with the most time spent volunteering and points. In addition, other awards will be given out. You can still attend the ceremony even if you didn’t receive an award, as it is for everyone to have fun! Overall, it will be a great way to celebrate those who put time and effort into helping to better the community.

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Jasmine Stamp, Staff Writer
Jasmine is currently a senior here at GCHS. She is an active NHS member and is in the Creative Writing Club. You may come across her helping out at school events or talking with her friends.