National “Pandemic” Honor Society?

National Pandemic Honor Society?

Charlie Huynh, Former Editor

The National Honor Society had their annual officer election for the 2020-2021 school year. Forms were sent out on September 9th and officers were announced on September 11th. The four students chosen were Micaela Gumban for President, Skyler Jordan for Vice President, Debanny Cerda for Treasurer, and Makaylee Ellenberger for Secretary. Their sponsor is AP U.S History and Government teacher Timothy Powers. They will have their first meeting on October 6th to discuss bylaws and modifications for this pandemic school year.

In preparation for their first meeting, the officers have had three officer meetings to clarify their plans and goals for this school year in order for the NHS members to vote on their agenda during their first meeting.

“It was fun being able to start up the club again,” Gumban said. “Volunteer work will not be easy this year, but we will have to adjust as best as we can to these times.”

In order to join NHS, it is mandatory for students to have 12 hours of community service each semester.

“Though we understand that there will be setbacks with the current situation our officer team will be trying to find as many service opportunities as possible,” Gumban said.

Since some students are enrolled in virtual learning the NHS is finding ways to adhere to the pandemic and plan out their first semester.

“Some students can’t come up to the school just for safety precautions to pick up the packets so we’re making a google form online to make it easier for the students,” Cerda said.

The NHS will be sending out emails in October regarding new member applications and there will be informational meetings held in person and online starting in October.

“Hope to see plenty of students join the National Honor Society this year!” Ellenberger said.