A certain group of juniors plan to make their college application stand out by joining the National Honor Society (NHS). As they begin this college journey, many juniors are trying to fill out their resumes with unique and eye-catching activities. These can range anywhere from sports to academics to clubs, but the National Honor Society is one of the most popular.
The National Honor Society is open to any junior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above. If they meet this requirement, the next step is to take part in service projects. Each candidate is required to take part in one leadership project and two service projects. These projects range anywhere from distributing white shirts and ties, tutoring in the student success center, or helping out at any given Rockhurst event. Once all this is completed, one may be initiated into the National Honor Society.
“The reason I want to be a part of NHS is because it looks good for colleges,” Jake Vilott, junior NHS candidate, said. Vilott wants to use the National Honor Society as a resume builder. “I hope it will make me stand out to the colleges I am applying to,” Vilott said.
Not only do juniors use the National Honor Society on their college applications, some do it to reach for the MAGIS. “Over the course of my time here at Rockhurst I have constantly been told to reach for the MAGIS, and I think the best way for me to accomplish that is by becoming a member of the National Honor Society,” Will Franke, junior NHS candidate, said. The National Honor Society initiation ceremony will take place on April 26 at 7:00 in the Rose Theater.