At a ceremony in the Hevelone Center in March, Beatrice High School inducted 27 new members into the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society.
Sophomores and juniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above are invited to apply for the National Honor Society and then have to get past a selection committee to be admitted, said National Honor Society advisor Tracy Post.
The 27 BHS students admitted into the National Honor Society join the current 54 members at the school and include Morgan Burenheide, Mckenzie Barnard, Holly Fischer, Jordan Maschmann, Aaliyah Miller, Gerin Zimmerman, Whitney Schwisow, Veronica Pinkerton, Isabella Ruskamp, Matilda Saunders, Jayden Baete, Alexis Schwartz, Hannah Lytle, Hannah Kassmeier, Payton Neunaber, Cameron Lancaster, Chase Barber, Matthew Price, Boden Ruskamp, Dawson Saathoff, Sydney Southwick, Colton Husa, Silas Jurgens, Zackary Zimmerman, Bladen Bayless, Evan Busboom and Dakota Adams.
When they’re admitted, they have to do 10 hours of community service. They’ve worked with the Bloodmobile when it comes to town, loading and unloading and hanging posters around Beatrice. Students have worked with Keep Beatrice Beautiful for three years to paint houses around town. Next week they’ll be heading to Veteran’s Memorial Park in Beatrice to help the city parks department to clean and mulch the park, Post said.
“We try to get them involved with the community and not just with the school,” Post said. “We try to reach out to the community and do some community service with community organization.”
The Beatrice High School chapter of the National Honor Society, in its most recent iteration, began in 1995, Post said. For some of the students, it gives them their first taste of community service, he said.
“It's neat to see them get involved,” he said. “Hopefully that carries over into their young adult lives when they're out of high school and they continue to be involved in their communities wherever they're at.”