NHS conducts induction ceremony

National Honor Society (NHS) hosted its annual induction ceremony from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m on Monday, Oct. 19 in the PAC.

The ceremony began with a speech to announce officers, cabinet members and sophomore representatives, and new members lined up outside to be officially inducted. Each member had his or her candle lit and recited the NHS oath. The candlelight ceremony has been an NHS tradition since the club’s establishment in the school 14 years ago.

“[This process] is like bringing light to knowledge, which is what our club is about,” co-president senior Sylvia Cai said. “The lighted candles are symbolic of a revealing light of the world and of our surroundings to the members that were inducted that night. Kind of like when they join the club, they are encouraged to open themselves up to and bear forward the searching light of truth.”

As a club that requires new members to have at least a 3.5 GPA to join, NHS encourages community work and socializing among students who have good academic performance to make them more well-rounded.

“I didn’t really know what to expect. [I thought] it probably was going to have a really friendly and interactive atmosphere,” sophomore Kelly Huang said. “I can tell that they really care about the school and environment so I joined. I feel like the volunteering work is being done not just to give back to the community, but they also really want you to enjoy it.”

By Natalie Jiang, Staff writer

Photo by Elaine Liu