Bettering the Community: One Project at a Time

The exemplary students of Key West High School (KWHS) are invited to join the National Honor Society (NHS), which honors the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

This year, numerous students were invited to attend the introductory meeting held on September 13th and filled the entire cafeteria. There were more attendees at this meeting than in previous years.

The current President of NHS, Siddharth Singh, shares his excitement for the future of the club due to the many new faces at the first meeting. “Personally, I was impressed with the amount of people that were at the first meeting this year and I’m really excited for all of the new members to provide depth to the club. There are so many amazing students in this school and I think that with the amount of people we have in the club, we can provide real and important service to our school and the community. “

Singh continues, “With the recent COVID year, I was not expecting such a large turnout mainly because there was such a blurred sense of communication in all aspects. But I am very happy and proud of all the people that showed up at our first meeting and I look forward to the future of this program”. 

Siddharth Singh, Charlotte Berube-Gray, Vivian Carper, Cheyenne Carr, Sadie Dodds, and Luis Ramos (L-R) presenting themselves at the induction ceremony in the Spring of 2021.

With the many promising, potential recruits, Nora Laubenstein, the club’s sponsor of approximately eleven years offers advice to anyone interested in joining NHS. “Students should expect it to be challenging, which is worthy of the challenges they already take on in maintaining excellent grades, demonstrating exemplary character when it’s not only easy, and giving of their time to serve others, which is rewarding.”

Nevertheless, Laubenstein elaborates, “Students should join NHS if they want to give back.  Many KWHS clubs do this, but this club drives students to be their best academically, to become leaders in their KW community and school community, and to exhibit and encourage moments of great character”. 

Though obtaining membership can be difficult, NHS is beneficial to each person who is able to join. According to Singh,“Being a member of the National Honor Society shows that you are among the best students in your class, not just in terms of academics but also in terms of leadership, service, and character. It shows a commitment to community service projects and provides you the opportunity to network with like-minded peers”.

NHS is the place for the young men and women of Key West High who want to better their community: one project at a time.

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