February 1, 1996
EACH STUDENT inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) must display scholarship, character, service and leadership.On Jan. 25, 12 members of the Glenelg High School Class of 1996 took part in an induction ceremony.Jennifer Block, Lauren Brown, Karyn Casper, Michaelean Ferguson, Lisa Fish, John Lamparski, Lauren Paper, Teresa Piekarski, James Sinon, Christopher Stepp, Sarah Stockbridge and Manuel Torres pledged their commitment to maintaining their high standards in a ceremony led by NHS President John Habert.
February 13, 1999
An Anne Arundel County math teacher who says she has been followed and hounded by a student she helped keep out of the National Honor Society has twice called the police for help and appealed to fellow teachers for advice on dealing with the situation.Kay Sokoloff, a 51-year-old geometry teacher who has taught at Chesapeake High School for more than 17 years, told police that her former student, Franklin Pierce Wright III, come to her house late at night angry that she had black-balled his application to the honor society.
May 4, 2012
Elizabeth Koehling, daughter of Rena and Steve Koehling, of Columbia, was named to the dean's list for the 2011 fall semester at Lynchburg College, in Lynchburg, Va. As a Freshman, Koehling was also recently accepted for admittance into the selective athletic training major program at Lynchburg and on April 13, was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, the national honor society for college freshmen.
April 1, 2007
Howard County high schools are standardized in many ways - bell schedules, cafeteria lunches and county curriculums to name a few. However, the selection process for admission to the National Honor Society, as well as member expectations and service requirements, is different at all 12 high schools. The only standardization the county has for entry into the honor society is a cumulative minimum 3.4 grade-point average. Most schools use teacher recommendations, a personal essay and a list of extracurricular activities to determine a student's eligibility for entry.
June 10, 2010
Emily Weiman Archbishop Spalding, junior, pitcher Weiman finished the season at 17-3, leading the Cavaliers to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship. Weiman had 305 strikeouts in 136 innings pitched — an average of 15 strikeouts per game — and an 0.15 ERA. She also threw four no-hitters, including two perfect games. A North Carolina State commitment, she was a captain and is a member of the National Honor Society.
April 25, 1997
In a ceremony with candles, flutes, piano music, and speeches, 22 North County High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society recently and presented with laminated certificates and little gold pins.For decades the hallmark of high school high achievement, the ceremony is apt to be remembered by two of those students with something more like resentment than pride. For reasons not fully explained, they were initially rejected for membership. Only their complaints and parental intervention got them in.Alexander Hicks, 18, didn't hear that until his 7: 17 a.m. advanced Spanish class the day before the March 25 induction ceremony when someone tapped him on the shoulder and passed him a piece of paper from the office saying that he'd been accepted into the society.