National Honor Society Induction
At Lanham Christian School, we always say that we pay attention to character and your relationship with Christ more than anything else, but at the same time, we are an academic institution. On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, LCS inducted their high school students who qualified for the National Honor Society. An induction ceremony was held in the school’s chapel where the inductees’ friends and family were also present at the event.
“What is the National Honor Society?” you may be asking. The National Honor Society (or NHS for short) is a nationwide prestige organization for high school students in the United States from the 10th grade through the 12th. The organization’s motto is noblesse oblige in French (nobility obligates. In English) and was founded in 1921 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. The main qualifying factors are scholarship (academic achievement), leadership, service, and character. The inductees had to maintain a 3.65 or above GPA and had to show leadership and service in and outside of school. They also had to show great character at all times, not just when an administrator or the principal walks into the room. Throughout our entire high school, only eight were inducted.
As the ceremony began, a beautiful piano medley was played by Mrs. Burr, as the inductees an walked down the aisle along with Mrs. Alvarez, the NHS chapter advisor, and Mr. Burr, the executive director of Lanham Chrsitian School. First, a short sermon was given by Mr. Eric Smith, our school’s physical education teacher and the pastor of Grace Church. His sermon was about a very intelligent man who lived to be 100 years, but he remained unheard of because he didn’t do anything with his intelligence. He then turned to the inductees and encouraged them to use their intellect. Next, Kristen B., David M., Josie W., and Chad C., two of our newest inductees, read the qualifications required to be a part of the National Honor Society. When each member finished reading their paragraph, they lit candles used to signify the importance of the values required of the members. Next, Mrs. Alvarez gave a brief introduction to all of the members as Mr. Burr handed them their NHS certificates, and were also gifted with a photo op moment with him. In the end, the inductees raised their right hand and recited the pledge of the National Honor Society. The ceremony ended with the inductees walking down the aisle as their parents took photos.
We are very proud of the inductees and their hard work inside and outside the classroom, and we encourage them to keep up the hard work. We also encourage other students to maintain their grades, character, and inside and outside commitments, so that one day they too can be on stage along with the other inductees and be inducted into the very prestigious National Honor Society of Lanham Christian School.