NHS inducts newest members



Wills Point High School National Honor Society (NHS) inducted new members for the 2017-‘18 school year during a special ceremony March 22. NHS is one of the longest standing organizations within Wills Point ISD. The first chapter of National Honor Society was established in April of 1986 with 22 charter members.

This year WPHS had 24 student members, and 21 new inductees. In addition to strong academic records, the chapter members are leaders in many student organizations and serve the school and community through many activities including, but not limited to Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Band, One Act Play, Future Farmers of America, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, Spanish Club and Athletics.

In order to be considered for membership, students with high academic background are invited to complete a formal application that showcase the four main pillars of National Honor Society: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. Dr. Ben Curtis, Wills Point High School Graduate and 2006 Valedictorian, was invited to speak at our induction ceremony. Dr. Curtis graduated Texas A&M University in 2010, and then Baylor College of Dentistry in 2014.

NHS officers are President Hannah Myers (Senior), Vice President Paige Lyons (Junior), Secretary Clair Hiler (Senior), Treasurer Maddie Booth (Senior), Reporter Kara Heathman (Junior), and Project Chairpersons Grace Roberts and Molly Harris (Seniors). Additional Seniors recognized and provided with their graduation National Honor Society stoles are MacKenzie Bolt, Dilan Etheridge, and Joanne Mendez.

The newest NHS inductees were Kash Adams, Emily Beck, Emilie Cabaniss, Kyann Collins, Makaylee Dyes, Marissa Fields, Shayla Gandy, Savannah Heimbuecher, Madelin Hiler, Clayton Holman, Madison Lux, Chelsea Manion, Kristin McGough, Kelly Montano, Luis Ortiz, Aidan Phillips, Jaylee Phillips, Addison Prather, Meaghan Redding, Joshua Schreffler, and Cheyenne Willis.

Abbigail Damron, NHS Advisor, stated, “We are beyond excited to continue to offer many avenues in which they can develop multiple skills for success in each of the National Honor Society pillars. Some of our service projects this year have been our Buddy Program, Children' Advocacy Center, assisting PTO with Mother & Son dance and the Men & Ladies of Honor at the Middle School.”