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Congratulations to our elected officers and 25 new members for the 2013-2014 school year.  Students in the National Honor’s Society at VHS are involved in many areas of service in our school such as: Freshmen mentoring, after- school tutoring, and various service projects.

The National Honor Society’s motto is Noblesse Oblige, a French phrase literally meaning nobility obligates.  In broader terms, it signifies that those of high rank have the obligation to behave honorably, generously, and responsibly to others.  The membership of the Villages High School Chapter of the National Honor Society has been earned by the effective demonstration of the four qualities held in high esteem by the Society.

The National Honor Society focuses on 4 key components in our club: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character.

Scholarship means a commitment to learning.  A student is willing to spend hours in reading and study, knowing the lasting benefits of a cultivated mind.  We should continue to learn even when formal education has ended, for education ends only with the end of life.  Knowledge is one great element in life which leads to the highest success, and it can be acquired in only two ways – through diligence and effort.  Learning furnishes the lamp by which we read the past, and the light which illuminates the future.  Candidates have the charge to continually expand their world through the opportunities inherent in scholarship.

Service can be described in various ways.  In the routine of the day’s work, many opportunities arise to help others.  Willingness to work for the benefit of those in need, without monetary compensation or without recognition, is the quality we seek in our membership.  We are committed to the idea of volunteering our time and abilities to the creation of a better tomorrow.

Leadership should exert a wholesome influence on the school.  In taking the initiative in class and school activities, the real leader strives to train and aid others to attain the same objective.  The price of leadership is sacrifice – the willingness to yield one’s personal interest for the interest of others.  A leader has self-confidence and will go forward when others hesitate.  No matter what power and resources may exist in a country, they are ineffectual without the guidance of a wise leader.  Leadership is always needed; thus, to lead is a substantive charge to each of our members.

Character is the force within each individual which distinguishes that person from others.  It gives each person their individuality.  It is that without which no one can respect oneself, nor hope to attain the respect of others.  It is this force of character which guides one through life and, when once developed, grows steadily.  Character is achieved and not received.  It is the product of constant action, daily striving to make the right choice.

NHS Sponsor: Manisha Grant; manisha.grant@tvcs.org

 August 2014
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