“I pledge to uphold the high purpose of the National Honor Society to which I have been selected;
I will be true to the principles for which it stands;
I will be loyal to my school, and will maintain and encourage high standards of scholarship, leadership, service and character.”
The Lutes Hoge Tinker Chapter of NHS was chartered sixty-five years ago in 1950; but, National Honor Society is older than that. The National Association of Secondary School Principals adopted the first constitution for National Honor Society chapters ninety-four years ago in March, 1921. The NHS constitution as well of the constitution of the LHT chapter is founded on four pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Once someone is inducted into a chapter of NHS, he or she pledges to remain a member for life exemplifying the four pillars.
The Four Pillars of National Honor Society:
Scholarship — A commitment to learning. Learning furnishes the lamp by which we read the past and the light which illuminate the future
Service — Willingness to work without monetary compensation or recognition. Service is in the routine of each day’s work; a willingness to serve those in need creates a better tomorrow.
Leadership — Sacrifice: the willingness to yield to one’s personal interests for the interest of others. Leadership exerts a wholesome influence on the school — a real leader strives to train and aid others to attain the same objectives.
Character — The force within an individual which distinguishes that person from others. Character is achieved through constant action, daily striving to make the right choice. Cadets of character demonstrate qualities such as reliability, honesty, and sincerity.
President Daniel Jordan: Senior from San Diego, California
Vice President Stone Wang: Junior from Shanghai, China
Secretary Albert Lee: Junior from Seoul, South Korea
Treasurer Queeny Gao: Junior from Beijing, China
Historian Wayne Zhang: Senior from Xi’an, China
Public Relations Officer Rebecca Finley: Junior from Waynesville, Missouri
2015 Service Projects
- Assist teachers and staff members with setting up classrooms and helping with matriculation of new cadets.
- Serve as sentries for the Old Homes Tour in Lexington
- Fun Day Eating Competitions for high school cadets
- Flower planting for campus beautification
- Dragon Den Festival for Homecoming
- Fall Fun Day competitions for high school cadets including pumpkin carving, door decorating, and scarecrow making
- Canned food drive to support the local food pantry
- Assist as sentries for the Christmas Homes Tour in Lexington
Inductees who became members on November 12, 2015