Celebrating 100 Years
CLS CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT & INNOVATION WITH THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1 March 2021 — Christian Life School is proud to join thousands of schools from around the world to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the National Honor Society (NHS). Since its inception in 1921, NHS has been a pioneer in student organizations by using a unique, forward-thinking lens to recognize students for far more than academia. NHS honors students for their outstanding academic achievement and community engagement, while providing programs and services that support their development into exemplary role models.
“As we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the National Honor Society, we recognize the important role the organization has played to develop well-rounded students who embody scholarship, service, leadership, and character,” said JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), which serves as the parent organization of NHS. “For the past 100 years, these pillars of NHS have spread throughout learning communities, ultimately making a lasting impact on the education landscape across the United States and beyond.”
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities annually, with chapters found in all 50 statues, U.S. Territories, Canada and around the world. Membership recognizes students for their accomplishments and challenges them to develop their leadership further through active involvement in school activities and community service. The foundational pillars of the program—scholarship, service, leadership, and character—equip students with the skills they need to become well-rounded, valuable, and active citizens in their communities.
“NHS identifies students who want more from their education than letter grades—they want to make a valuable difference in society,” said Nara Lee, Director of NASSP Student Leadership. “As we look to the future, NHS will continue to push the boundaries of student development, serving as the champion of student growth and achievement for the entire learning community.”
The following was written by NHS President, Florin Saitis
Chartered in 1980 and currently advised by Mrs. Beth Feest, the Eagles on the Rise Chapter of the National Honor Society has dedicated hundreds of hours to bettering the community through many different service projects. One of our main events of the year is the bi-annual School Blood Drive, which takes place this year on April 7th. In school, we also manage the vending machines and greet elementary students every morning. From playing bingo in nursing homes to reading to underprivileged elementary public school students, our chapter strives to be more than just another line on a college application. The month of March, we are planning on dedicating 100 total hours of service to commemorate the centennial of the founding of NHS. Once a member of NHS, you are part of a lifelong community of millions across the world who continue to uphold the pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
For more information about NHS and to join the NHS Centennial celebration, visit www.nhs.us/100.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.