The Ames Community School District would like to congratulate the 128 Ames High students who earned membership into the AHS chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). This year, 61 seniors and 67 new members were recognized and celebrated at an April 22 event at Ames High.
Each chapter of the National Honor Society can have slightly different criteria for admission, but all assess academics, service, leadership, and character. New members were chosen by a selection committee based on how each student upholds the purpose of the Ames High School Chapter. Over 100 applications were considered this year for new membership, increasing the competitive nature of the process.
Jessica Cakrasenjaya, an Ames High English teacher and NHS advisor, said, “This year, we really tried to embrace volunteering activities for students to help better our school and community. This year alone, current NHS members have completed over 700 hours of volunteering in the school and around the community. We are proud of our achievements and look forward to doing even more next year!” She went onto say, “Ames High culture by being leaders in and outside of the classroom, upholding high scholarship standards, encouraging and embracing volunteering opportunities to better our school and community, and promoting good character through modeling.”
Here is the list of senior and new members who were honored this year: