Tricounty News

Arnold named as St. John's Prep NHS officer

St. John's Prep is pleased to announce the 2011 National Honor Society officers, Virgil Michel Chapter.

Officers are Claire Arnold, president, daughter of John and Margaret Arnold of Kimball; Christian Gaetz, vice president, son of Rick and Rose Gaetz of St. Joseph; and Hannah Friedrich, secretary, daughter of William and Michelle Friedrich of St. Joseph.

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students annually participate in activities of NHS and its middle-level counterpart, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop through involvement in school activities and community service. Both NHS and NJHS were founded by and are programs of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).