By: Megan Wolter
National Honor Society has been a part of Centennial for many years. NHS is a student-lead group made up of high school juniors and seniors who have a 3.5 or higher grade point average and work to improve their community. Members in the club focus on scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. NHS is evolving and recently added a newspaper, photography, elections, public relations and web committees. The club also had its first induction ceremony this fall to welcome its new members into the club. The new members had to have the aforementioned minimum 3.5 GPA, two recommendation letters and a personal essay.
National Honor Society has participated in many volunteer opportunities: gift wrapping at Market Place Mall for Habitat for Humanity, tutoring at St. Johns, and bell ringing for the Salvation Army. Currently, they are trying to raise money for Ryan Shaffer, who was injured in the car crash that occurred a few weeks ago. The club is getting their money by having students walk around with cups to be filled with loose change because it will all add up. On top of that, all of the classes are competing to see which class can raise the most.
NHS is one of the largest clubs at Centennial, and this is largely because it is one of the best clubs to be in. It gives juniors and seniors a chance to volunteer in the community and get to know other people that they go to school with. Juniors Audrey Rodawig and Arielle Zimmerman both love the club because it allows them to “serve the community” and
“be involved in Champaign and Urbana.”
If one would like to learn more about the club, please visit the bulletin board in the history hallway.