Centennial High School has a number of honor societies, including National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Math Honor Society, French Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and German Honor Society. This year, National English Honor Society will join the mix. The club received its final approval by the administration last week after a stop-and-start process due to pressing issues that went on in Unit 4 during the past few months.
Lindsay Green, an English teacher at Centennial, is the sponsor of the club. She commented, “We had discussed [opening up an NEHS chapter at Centennial] last year in the Creative Writing Club, and it didn’t really get off the ground because I went on maternity leave.”
National English Honor Society is an important addition to Centennial. “We are a big enough school with enough diversity and interest that we just need [to have a chapter]. It’s a national thing; there are opportunities for scholarships; it helps students if they are going into the humanities, especially if they are going to have an English degree or even a social sciences degree; it helps tremendously to have that on the résumé. So, there’s no reason not to have one, really,” said Green.
An informational meeting about the club will take place after school in room 226 on Tuesday, October 29. Information will be given on what it takes to qualify for the National English Honor Society, how many meetings one has to attend each semester, registration fees, what a student has to do to maintain membership, along with other basic facts.