National Honor Society celebrates excellence and service to others


Photo by: Tea Scarcelli

Students attend the 2021 National Honor Society Induction ceremony. Photo by Tea Scarcelli.

National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization sponsored by teacher William “Buck” Lally. NHS holds member-only meetings the first Monday of each month.

The NHS requires members to meet certain requirements before being accepted, which sets them apart from many unlike most clubs. Students must be a Junior or Senior with a 5.8 GPA or higher to be invited in October and to apply for membership. Following the review process by a faculty council, students are either accepted or denied and then inducted in a formal ceremony towards the end of the semester.

Students in NHS are celebrated for their hard work in academics, while also being active in the Cy Creek community.

“The main responsibility of members is to volunteer in the community and be part of the larger Cy Creek world to exhibit all the best things about Creek,” Lally said.

Lally believes that NHS helps students’ personal development and their contributions to their community.

“The main purpose is to honor student achievements and to encourage continual growth along four pillars: service, leadership, scholarship, and character,” Lally said.

The club goals change over time, but this year’s goal is focusing on increasing volunteer opportunities.

“Our club goals vary yearly with the changes of our officer corps, but this year’s focus is growing our community volunteer opportunities,” Lally said.

For more information regarding NHS, students can visit Mr. Lally in room 2718.