Category: Student Leadership

2023 NHS Scholarship Finalists Reflect on Award Experience 

Being named an NHS scholarship finalist is a prestigious honor that comes with the obvious perk of dollars toward a college education. But did you know that finalists also receive the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C.? Every spring 25 high school seniors designated as finalists come together to meet each other in person, […]

Jeff Sherrill

Three Ways to Help Student Leaders Learn From Failure

Failure is an essential part of life, and its impact on personal growth and development cannot be overstated. However, many student leaders who are accustomed to success and achievement perceive failure as a devastating blow to their self-esteem and academic futures. While they are typically willing to take risks as leaders, they are not always […]

David Arowolo

Sparking the Flame of Leadership at LEAD 2023 

Once in a while, life gives us an opportunity to re-evaluate our mindset, think bigger, dive deeper into multiple perspectives, and learn life-changing skills that we’ll carry with us forever. For me, this opportunity came at NASSP’s LEAD Spark Conference in January 2023.  

NHS: Not Only a Program but a Platform

Teenagers have a natural tendency to view the National Honor Society (NHS) as something that only elite and privileged students do. Way too many students drift through high school thinking the organization is not for them. As the school year comes to an end, I want to share why teenagers should consider participating in NHS […]

Honoring Our Humanity with AAPI Heritage Month

It’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. In China, when walking past banners promoting women’s rights and elevating the people’s voice, my father would always comment on the fact that celebration or slogan is only needed when pride or circumstances are lacking. I think the same applies to AAPI Month.

NHS Students Provide Senior Citizens with Much-Needed Tech Support

When three NHS members realized that their grandparents all struggled with using technology, they decided to help local senior citizens facing similar challenges. Aaron Smolyar, a junior at Canterbury School in Fort Myers, FL, and two of his friends, Christian Laquis and Derrick Hueniken, recently wanted to do a community service project to fulfill their […]

Texas Student Wins NSLW Sticker Design Contest

Morgan Go, a junior at Stony Point High School in Round Rock, TX, is the winner of the first-ever sticker design contest for National Student Leadership Week (NSLW) held in April. Go is the secretary of her school’s NHS chapter and will serve as vice president next school year. Here, she talks about the contest […]