REEDSVILLE —Eastern High School is soon preparing to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of its National Honor Society chapter.
The chapter had its beginnings in 1964, when Eastern joined the national organization, established to recognize outstanding high school students.
According to the NHS, the organization was established in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students and “create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students.”
Some recognizable past members include actor Alan Alda, astronaut Joseph Allen, journalist Katie Couric, musician Sheryl Crow, actor Tina Fey and the late Fred (Mr. Rogers) Rogers.
Scholarship, service, leadership and character are the four criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter. To be nominated for NHS, students must also have a 3.5 GPA.
Eastern students inducted into National Honor Society on Oct. 15 were juniors Baylee Collins, Janae Boyles, Kristen Fick, Cheyenne Doczi, Tyler Cline, Brenna Holter and Kelsey Myers and senior Kyle Connery.
Throughout the year members will be involved in service projects and fundraisers that will benefit the society and high school.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551.