The Stryker chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 7 new members into one of the most distinguished high school organizations: Kaitlyn Wonders, Madison Myers, Haley Doehrmann, Kimberly Stuckey, Amanda Oberlin, Gabriele Stuckey and Jalyn Dickerson. These young ladies were inducted based on the qualifications of not just grades and GPA, but of their merits in the 4 principle objectives of the National Honor Society.
The National Honor Society was started in the early 1900’s by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. They chose the 4 areas of scholarship, leadership, character and service as the basis of virtues.
The Scholarship criteria is met any junior or senior that have a cumulative gpa of 3.50 or better, who have taken or are currently enrolled in a total of 4 college prep elective and have participated in two activities per school year.
Character is based on the qualities of reliability, honesty, sincerity and striving to always make the right choices. Also, being of good character upholds the principles of morality, ethics, complying with school and classroom regulations, showing respect of others and doing so without seeking praise.
Leadership is taking initiative in class and school activities and striving to train others to the same objective. It also means to sacrifice and forgo an interest for the sake of others. Leadership influences positive attitude and positive behavior in others, demonstrates academic initiative, holds school organization office and is reliable in any position of responsibility.
Another principle guideline is Service. Service can be gauged by willingness to work without monetary compensation or recognition, volunteerism in the classroom or outside activities such as Girl/Boy Scouts, church activities or family duties.
The students are chosen by the faculty adviser Mrs. Jimenez, the Stryker High School Principal Mr. Schultz and the faculty council: Mr. Donovan, Mrs. Baldwin, Mr. Marshall, and Mrs. Dominique based on these 4 principles.
These 7 young ladies were chosen by the council and their principal, based on their participation in sports such as basketball, cheer leading and softball; school activities such as the band or plays and musicals; their display of family values, their service and leadership to the community and Stryker schools.
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