National Honors Society Ceremony held at PAHS


Courtesy of Lizzy Martinko

The juniors and seniors celebrated their hard work with the N.H.S ceremony. The National Honors Society inductees and this year’s speaker Mr. Smink stand on the courtyard steps for a group photo.

The National Honors Society ceremony was held in the wachter auditorium on November 2, 2022. Parents of the National Society inductees and the junior and senior classes joined the ceremony. The top 5% of juniors were inducted and the top 10% of seniors were inducted.

The speaker for this year’s induction was Mr. Smink. “I was very honored and excited to give this year’s NHS speech. I really do think this is a special group of students and I appreciated this chance to speak directly to them and all of the juniors and seniors about what I think is important when it comes to our achievements.” Andrew Smink added, “I was in the NHS my senior year. It is an incredible thing to shoot for, but certainly not the only indicator of success.” After the ceremony the National Honors Society inductees and their parents were invited to go to the cafeteria and courtyard for a brief ceremony.

The purpose of the National Honor Society is to elevate students and schools academics, leadership, and community engagement. NHS benefits students, communities, and colleges. Colleges have a way of seeing the academic and service commitment of an applicant through his or her membership.

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools.

The National Honor Society (NHS) was established to recognize outstanding high school students. As of this year it has been around for 101 years. NHS is more than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.