By Precious Suber, News Writer

On Oct. 30, 2013, students were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) in the theatre at 6:30 P.M. There was an increase in the number of students this year.   In order for students to be qualified to be inducted, they would have to meet all four requirements and complete an application. The four requirements for membership are scholarship, leadership, service and character. The requirements for scholarship are for juniors and seniors to have and uphold a grade point average of at least 3.5.

“I was so elated to find out that I was in National Honor Society that I quickly told my family and friends,” Junior X’Avier Douglas said.

According to Emma Harrison and Jing Gao in the article “Is National Honor Society Membership Worth It?”, the National Honor Society stresses leadership, academics and character in its standards for student membership.

Teachers stress the importance of making good grades, so the students could know the benefits of having a high GPA.

“Established in 1921, the National Honor Society is a premier organization dedicated to recognizing the academic excellence of high school students,” according to eHow contributor Alyson Nolan in the article “Written Reasons to Join the National Honor Society.”

There are many benefits to joining the NHS. One benefit is that a lot of colleges are satisfied with students who are in the NHS. Many of them offer scholarships to students who are in the organization.

“I really didn’t feel surprised at all, but I was very excited about being inducted,” Junior Cyrus Hall said.