By Shayla Scallorn
At their meeting on March 29 the members of National Honor Society selected three qualified individuals from the junior class who they feel will be successful in leading the club in the following year.
Jessica Sun was elected as the club’s new president along with Emily Zeidman as vice president and Helen Zeidman as the treasurer/secretary. The primary duties of the officers include presiding over meetings, updating administrators on goals and activities for the chapter as well as coordinating fundraisers and service projects.
The National Honor Society holds itself to four core values, these being scholarship, character, service and leadership. It is a responsibility of the officers to further encourage and instill these values in each of the members.
Aside from demonstrating these core principles the individuals running should also possess certain characteristics that would be useful in these positions.
“People are scattered all around the school and you have to be able to communicate information to everyone,” senior Tristan Schluderberg, NHS President said. “You definitely need to be organized.”
This is an important position, being in charge of the success of an entire club, however the responsibility is certainly fulfilling.
“I like everything,” Schluderberg said. “It’s fun getting to make decisions and I don’t think there are any cons.”
All members in the NHS, not just the officers, are leaders. They are expected to set a good example to the student body and also the community.
Students who are aiming to become a part of the club need to “work hard, maintain a good grade point average, and maintain good character,” Cindy Vanada, NHS adviser, said. “You need to be a good person and a good student.”