By Steven Park

Just like every other year, eligible sophomores were given the opportunity to apply for a position in the National Honor Society. Today, we congratulate these new inductees.

The primary purpose of the National Honor Society is to elevate students’ and schools’ academics, leadership, and community engagement. In this way, the NHS benefits students, communities, and colleges. NHS aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism in planning and delivery of events and services they provide. In addition, colleges recognize the academic and service commitment of an applicant through his or her membership to this organization. 

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Photo via Mr. Forster

Although this level of excellence and professionalism wasn’t enforced in previous years, this year’s NHS made the decision to make a change. Due to the lack of seriousness surrounding this prestigious organization, students of ICSU view their admission as something that is guaranteed if they were to apply. 

However, the NHS made the decision to consider applicants carefully and only accept a select few. Consequently, this year’s decisions were very competitive and unfortunately had to reject some students from the pool of applicants. After careful consideration by the anonymous faculty council, the NHS is proud to present the following students as officially inducted members of the National Honor Society: Maria Kim (10), Christian Park (10), and Yun Kim (10).

Photo via Mr. Forster

The induction ceremony took place on February 5th during 7th and 8th period. However, due to the limited amount of space and COVID restrictions, the number of people allowed in the multi-purpose room was restricted. Parents had first priority, followed by students, faculty, and staff. Although a small meal was provided at the end of inductions in previous years, the NHS were unable to purchase food for the guests due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The NHS would like to thank all applicants for taking the time to submit an application. Once again, we would like to sincerely congratulate Maria Kim, Christian Park, and Yun Kim for their acceptance into the NHS.