With my oldest daughter, Megan's, high school graduation fast approaching, there have been so many memories made along the way. In a perfect world, I would blog them all (and I may still try!). However, one of the many particularly proud moments was when we learned that Megan was being inducted into the National Honor Society. Don't worry, I do not plan on turning this blog into a gloating fest, but I do want to document these memories (and I am her mom!).
Megan has always been a self-motivated student when it comes to learning. She did not need constant reminding or motivation...or threats!! Ha! She set goals for herself, usually did not even share them with us, and strives for them on her own. Make no mistake, her loving doting parents have supported her every step of the way, but we did not have to push her. She pushed herself. In fact, sometimes I think she may have pushed herself too hard, if you believe in such a thing.
As many of you know, schools these days definitely put their students on the fast track and expect much more than they did when I was in high school. With this comes a lot of pressure. Many days it is hard to watch your kids juggle so many things. However, going the extra mile and volunteering in various areas of community service is one of the things I most admire. Everything from helping run a Bingo game with senior citizens to raking countless bags of leaves for the elderly in the Fall. These kids just keep going - even when they have to wake up for school by 6 am!!
As some of you may know, each chapter of the NHS has their own requirements. However, the minimal requirements are regulated by the National NHS.
- attending school in grades 10 through 12
- maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 85 percent, B, 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent standard of excellence
- demonstrating volunteer or service hours
- preserving an excellent record of behavior in and out of school
- participating in leadership roles in school and/or community activities
So, it is indeed, an "honor" to be part of the National Honor Society and to see people recognized for their hard work. The parents and families were invited to the induction ceremony last spring, and it is inspiring to see what this group of young people has accomplished. Their "futures so bright, they gotta wear shades"!!!!
|The Induction Ceremony|
|A Picture With the Outgoing NHS President and a Friend|
|Why do they always do this?|
|This Means We Are Done Taking Pictures...|
Another proud parent moment you have given us in your 16 (plus) years!!