Nineteen students from Dawson County High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at the Performing Arts Center on Sept. 12.
The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization recognizing outstanding high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character.
Members were selected by a Faculty Council for meeting these high standards.
“National Honor Society members are chosen for and then expected to continue their exemplary contributions to the school and community,” said Laura Hendrix, chapter advisor.
The Dawson County High School Chapter has been active since 2005.
“National Honor Society is an incredible opportunity for students to make a lasting impact in our community,” said Hunter Voyles, public relations coordinator and member. “Students in the organization are avidly involved in making a difference in our community, because we are a service-based organization.”
The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in more than 60 percent of the nation’s high schools and, since 1921, millions of students have been selected for membership.
Millions of dollars in scholarships have been awarded to senior members since 1945 by sponsoring organizations, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).