CPMHS Club Spotlight: National Honor Society


Alyson Tse-Ching Yuen

A Glance Into The National Honor Society

Alyson Tse-Ching Yuen

Service, character, scholarship, and citizenship; these are the four pillars of the National Honor Society. All members of the organization are expected to uphold these ideals in their daily lives. The organization describes itself as created “to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools”. However, the meaning of what exactly the National Honor Society does may be unclear to some. I decided to ask for the perspective of a member to gain insight on the society.

What I found out was interesting. At a basic level, the National Honor Society provides the opportunity for members to give back to their community. Volunteer options range from tutoring other students to working in outside organizations to provide supplies for the needy to hosting events for the citizens of Nassau County to celebrate the holidays. The National Honor Society’s members work to improve the lives of others and give every individual the opportunity to have a better day. 

With its volunteer opportunities come the chance for its members to develop their skills or even a new viewpoint. Helping others can open one’s eyes to the issues that many people face that the members may not see often. Being able to interact with others in your community can develop a sense of trust. To be able to give back to the home that has provided for them is the goal of National Honor Society members. Representing the most exemplary group in not only academic achievement but also service and leadership shows how this organization continues to uphold its motto. See Mrs. Lorandini for more details!