LABELLE — This year’s LaBelle High School National Honor Society students are quite active, despite the challenges they face while navigating a pandemic. Volunteering to help out the Caloosa Humane Society on Saturday, Nov. 14, these dedicated students worked hard, helping wherever they were needed. While some raked and picked weeds, organized landscaping areas and trimmed trees and hedges, others walked and bathed dogs and helped clean around the building.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that teaches the value of scholarship, service, leadership and character. It encourages students to do well academically but also challenges them to seek active involvement in school activities and community service.
To become an NHS member, students must meet at least one of the following criteria to be considered for membership: 3.5 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale) or higher (or equivalent such as 88 on a 100-point scale), 1280 SAT score or higher (new exam 2016), 1150 PSAT score or higher (new exam 2016), 26 ACT score or higher, score 4 or higher on any AP exam, a total combined IB test scores of 40 or higher, or rank in the top 10% of their class.
These students definitely are staying true to the NHS motto “noblesse oblige,” which translates to, “Whoever claims to be noble must conduct himself nobly.”