December 2, 2020

National Honor Society elects 2013-2014 Officers

On Wednesday April 24, 2013 the National Honor Society elected new officers for the 2013-2014 school year. The members voted Shawn Foster as president, Jordan Callahan as vice-president, Allison Crockett as secretary, and Cody Norris as treasurer.

Currently there are 24 members, with juniors and sophomores being invited to join every year. This year was the first year to allow sophomores to be in National Honor Society.

The Stephen Heard Chapter got its name from the Georgia governor, Stephen Heard. Heard was a planter, patriot soldier, and a governor. Heard County was named after Heard in 1830 in his honor.

Stephen Heard dropped out of his schooling to become a soldier in George Washington’s regiment where he was eventually promoted to captain. Heard was in the battle of Kettle Creek and was involved in the most violent portion of the fight at Kettle Creek. Heard was elected by Wilkes County into Georgia’s House of Assembly, and on May 24, 1780 Stephen Heard was elected governor.

The Stephen Heard Chapter of National Honor Society is a prestigious club. These members are invited based on their grades, servant leadership, and character. The members must have a 93 cumulative grade point average and keep all of their grades above an 85. The members must also participate in chapter and individual service hours.

National Honor Society Officers 2013-2014 (L-R): Vice-President Jordan Callahan, President Shawn Foster, Treasurer Cody Norris, Secretary Allison Crockett

National Honor Society Officers 2013-2014 (L-R): Vice-President Jordan Callahan, President Shawn Foster, Treasurer Cody Norris, Secretary Allison Crockett

Strong leadership is another quality that members of National Honor Society must have. These students should exemplify positive attitudes and inspire positive behavior in others. They must have high character by representing themselves truthfully and demonstrating academic honesty and integrity.

All of the members have to complete 10 chapter hours and 10 individual service hours. Many of the students receive their individual hours by helping teachers out in their spare time, tutoring fellow classmen, or even going on mission trips.

The chapter hours are received by doing bigger projects such as “Hope in Heels,” “Read across America,” and the annual blood drive. The members work all school year to ensure that they will have enough hours.

Comments

  1. Wylene Spearman says

    Special thanks to the members who volunteer to assist with Special Olympics 🙂

    Two of the officers pictured above,Shawn Foster and Allison Crockett, volunteer on a regular basis. Also, other members of the National Honor Society help out during the school year.

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