The School’s NHS chapter inducted one senior, eight juniors, and four sophomores at a special ceremony held in Lovejoy Chapel during 2019’s Spring Family Weekend. The preceding students joined 19 of their classmates who were already members. Founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, NHS was launched in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Dr. Edward Rynearson, principal of the Fifth Avenue High School. NHS selection is based on excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Service. To be selected, rising sophomores, juniors and seniors must maintain a 3.3 grade-point average (GPA) or better. NHS members are also required to spend time volunteering for projects that add to the betterment of the community.
To be considered for NHS at White Mountain, students must have earned a 3.3 GPA or higher for their entire high school career and can be in any grade, but must have been a student here for at least one semester.
As part of its commitment to upholding the values and goals of the NHS, this year, the White Mountain NHS Chapter raised $260 to sponsor the education of a little girl named Allison from Managua, Nicaragua through the organization Compas de Nicaragua.
As individuals, White Mountain’s NHS Chapter Members continued to carry forth the value by participating in community activities that included organizing Dinner Bells community meals at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Littleton, NH, and serving as regularly scheduled volunteers for the Littleton Boys and Girls Club, the Bethlehem Recreation program, Riverglen House Assisted Living, The Littleton Opera house, The Upstage Players, Copper Cannon Camp, the Franconia Children’s Center and the adaptive swimming, skiing, and climbing programs at Evergreen and Cannon Mountain.
Congratulations to the entire White Mountain NHS Chapter!
You can see photos from the induction ceremony below (credit: Hiapo Emmons-Shaw)