Claremore High School’s National Honor Society chapter is gearing up for a new year, with new officers and new events to benefit their school, membership, and community.
Students are led by advisor Jamie Brace, who is the School To Work Director at Claremore High.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than a simple honor roll, the NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Following a rigorous application process, students are able to participate in hands-on community service, and coordinate events within the school, all while maintaining a 3.5 GPA.
“New officers have been inducted for the 2017-18 school year and include Maxee Alexander, president, Sierra Thompson, vice-president, Kassidy Hannah, secretary, Riley Jensen, public relations, Kelcey Nees, historian, Natalie Evans, director of scholarship, Danielle Culp, Project SAFE coordinator, and Sarah LaValley, administrative assistant,” Brace said.
The 2017-18 National Honor Society will be facilitating and participating in a number of events this year such as the HOPE Race will be held on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, at Claremore Lake Park.
“There will be both a 5K and a 1 Mile Fun Run, with all proceeds going to fund education needs at Claremore High School,” Brace said. “NHS will also be participating in the Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign for a second year. NHS members who volunteer will initiate SAFE driving pledges for students, which then get entered into prize drawings. Members will also participate in facilitating SAFE driving surveys, in which they record the number of distracted drivers, and drivers or passengers without a seatbelt. A new addition to the events that National Honor Society administers will be the College Connection event in September.
This function is being put on in partnership with the senior class counselor, Debbie Grace.
On Sept. 19 and 21, NHS brought in college admissions counselors and recruiters to walk juniors and seniors through various topics pertaining to the college process.
Students will gain an understanding of how to write a scholarship essay, create a resume, apply for colleges, all while forming relationships with advisors from universities across the area.