National Honor Society

Skyler Mattix, Student Writer

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The National Honor Society(NHS) is a service “club,” for honor roll students.

This society has some high expectations: You must be a senior at Murray High School. You can apply the spring of your junior year, however, there isn’t really an application deadline. Ms. Moore, the adviser of NHS asks “all eligible students apply.”

There is a $20 cost to apply, and seniors must be taking four core classes, have a 3.7 GPA, and have no U’s on their transcript.

They must also display traits of leadership, scholarship, service, and good character.

National Honor Society is focused around service. Students have to complete 4 hours of service per term. That is 16 hours for the whole year. If students participate in a group project, the hours would count for everyone, but students have to start the idea.

They meet once a month, where they discuss upcoming events and possible service ideas. Eight dollars of the fee is for these monthly meetings to provide food. The other twelve dollars are national fees. 

There is much history behind this society. Murray has participated in the NHS for more than 50 years. Ms. Moore has been the adviser since 2009. The NHS officers are as follows:

  • President: Natalie Routledge
  • Vice President: Ella Henricksen
  • Other Officers: Jeb Price, Emily Richins, and Lucy Schafer

The officers,with the coordination of the advisor, plan everything out like the meetings.