By Joshua Glenn, News Writer

On October 24, 2012, a group of students who were selected by committee members were inducted into an organization that may help them promote themselves in the future, the National Honor Society (NHS). The ceremony was held in the Lecture Hall at 6:30 P.M.

The candlelight ceremony marked the induction of the new members, with previous members speaking on the characteristics of leadership in the NHS. Senior Moriah West spoke on Knowledge, Senior Kayla Washington spoke on Leadership, Senior Tony McWhite spoke on Service, Senior Keanna Jones spoke on Leadership, Senior Preston Perkins spoke Character, and once again West spoke to administer the Pledge. The candles were lit, and the ceremony was complete.

The purpose of the NHS is to recognize students who demonstrate those leadership qualities.

“The National Honor Society is a national organization that nominates students with a high GPA of 3.5 or higher as well as leadership and scholarship skills,” Ms. Jessica Robison, National Honor Society Assistant Advisor, said.

“The amount of National Honor Society members has doubled since previous years and this is possible due to the shift in peer pressure between students from negative to positive, and this year is bigger than ever,” she said.

Members from the previous year moved over to clear seats for the new members. A new generation will take its place as members of the NHS.

The National Honor Society candlelight ceremony begins. Students who have achieved great academic status have gathered to be inducted by representatives of the NHS. File Photo

Later on, these new members will have the opportunity to take leadership roles with the organization, like West.

“I am President of the National Honor Society; I help out with the induction ceremonies, and I encourage my peers to become part of the National Honor Society,” West said.

“I am happy for the new members. It is nice to see that the society is increasing its membership,” she said.

Some new members were eager to get started on their first service project, the food drive for Hurricane Sandy victims.

“The food drive was a great opportunity for students to help the less fortunate,” Junior Briana Powell said.

“I brought 5 cans,” she said.

Junior Keri McQueen (right) approaches Mr. Alvin Pressley, Principal (middle), to accept her NHS certificate as Ms. Mary Haile, National Honor Society Advisor (left), looks on.  File photo.

New Members


Diamond Covington

Laurielle Gibson

Joshua Glenn

Jocelyn Grace

Brianna Hall

Samuel Harmon

Jasmine Hickson

Eleecia Javis

LaEtta King

Zaria Kinsler

Samanuel Martin

Keri McQueen

Joshua Mole

Tamia Morris

Taylor Neal

Morgan Pough

Briana Powell

Ayanna Suber

Tarnisha Thomas

Desia Truesdale

Cora Webb

Qiyuana Wright



Marissa Samuel

Kenneth Hill

Tyona Mack