National Honor Society urges students to set good examples

Haley Haines, News

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Out of the many clubs Burlington High School has, NHS, is probably the most well-known. These specific students demonstrate tremendous amounts of leadership skills and loyalty to their community.

This club includes just over 30 students and has meetings usually once a month. There they sign up for any volunteer work that is available at the time.

Senior Sarah Unruh is the president, along with classmate Caleb Haselhuhn as vice president. Senior Alli Dunlop is Stuco, Senior Grace Kuhlmann is secretary and Senior Julia Gilman is treasurer.

NHS participates in several activities annually. Around Halloween, they sell $1 Boo bags to students in the commons.

Junior Delani Nichols, who is a member of the club, said, “Adopt a Family is one of my favorite activities we do.” They do this during Christmas time where they spend money on gifts for children and parents who do not have the luxury to do so.

They also have highway cleanup two times a year where they all go out to roadsides to pick up trash to help out the community.

Every spring, they have a fundraiser called “Pennies for Patients” where all the whole school usually participates to donate any money they can, so that all proceeds go towards leukemia patients.

One of the biggest things about this club is in fact admissions. In order to be part of this, members must be a well-rounded individual.

Leaders of NHS really dig deep into a person and critique them on four pillars. Scholarships, leadership, character and service. Those four are very important.

Each member must stay active within the club and perform positive behavior to the best of their ability. They must set a good example and hold up their reputation. After all, this may be one of the most important clubs for credentials.

Senior Laikyn Garland helps a little girl read as a part of their NHS elementary school tutoring program. (PHOTO: Topainga Hernandez)

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