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NHS Students during the induction ceremony at the Administrative Services Center.
Enrique Godinez & Melissa Torres
Students from Mission Early College High School were presented as new members of the National Honors Society (NHS) at EPCC Administrative Services Center on Sept. 25.
“It feels good to join a prestigious organization,” said Kristian Armendariz, a student and NHS inductee. “A once in a lifetime opportunity.”
NHS, which is divided into science and technology organizations, is designed to support students academically and socially by getting them involved in the community.
“Nowadays, businesses are looking for people involved in their community,” said Christopher Nwihim, NHS advisor.
“The community has brought you to this point, why not help the community by investing on them?”
Nwihim said the importance of NHS is to help students feel important and show leadership, character and academic skills to be part of NHS.
Parents of inductees were present in the event.
“The event gives comfort and confidence to students and parents too,” said Alicia Reyes, parent of a student. “It helps build more involvement between parents and students.
“It opens doors to different things, like different types of scholarships and it helps a lot on their student profile.”
Natalee Howard, another parent, said that being part of the National Honor Society will have a positve effect on their resumes and will provide opportunities along with experience for their future.