Current members of the National Honor Society tapped 32 junior and senior inductees in a schoolwide ceremony March 23 highlighting the organization’s emphasis on scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Four seniors spoke on these Honor Society characteristics.
Addressing scholarship, Jeremy Jacobs talked about “the scholar’s dilemma – the human tension between the simple pursuit of knowledge and the desire for recognition” and reminded students that scholarship is a process of self-betterment made more meaningful by pausing for “the simple joys of learning.”
Bobby Wade described the qualities of leadership and urged students “to use each day as an opportunity to inspire others through your actions [and] ideas.”
Speaking on character, Josiah Crutchfield said that the Honor Council helps students demonstrate integrity, while the whole MUS journey provides multiple chances to “test your mettle.”
Charlie Evans talked about the many opportunities for service at MUS and the long-term benefits that ensue: “Service builds camaraderie among all of us here; it is a bond that links us together, no matter what differences may seem to separate us.”
After Headmaster Pete Sanders’ closing charge to new members and congratulatory remarks, the honorees adjourned to a reception in the Dining Hall.