New students inducted into the National Honor Society

| 28 Mar 2012 | 03:26

NEWTON — Newton High School recently held their annual National Honor Society (NHS) induction ceremony. The 17 students inducted join the 22 current members at Newton High School. These students were nominated and then selected based on the four national standards of scholarship, leadership, service and character. As members of the National Honor Society, these students maintain a grade point average above 3.6. But it's their commitment to service that makes them valuable members of the school and community. Each member completes a minimum of 12 hours of service a year. In addition, the Newton High School chapter of the NHS assists with the eighth-grade open house and the annual food drive. This month, they are also conducting a voter registration drive and earlier this year raised $900 to help a local family who lost their home in a fire. In May, the group volunteers at the annual SCARC Walk, assisting with games and craft activities. Every day, National Honor Society members make themselves available for tutoring in all subjects before and after school as well as during lunch periods.