By Isabella Lahoue, Editor-in-Chief. Photo by Mary Lee Palmer select National Honors Society Inductees. Pictured left to right: Rainnie Liu ’20, Stella Feng ’20, Annie Chen ’20, Katrina Schell ’20, Amy Palmer ’20, Greta Risgin ’20, Isabella Lahoue ’20, Hannah MacDonald ’20, Emily Freeman ’20.
On the afternoon of April 23rd, 25 junior and senior students were inducted into LCA’s chapter of the National Honors Society. The organization’s motto is noblesse oblige which translates from French to “nobility obliges,” meaning that the true noble is one who exhibits generosity and virtue — the standards of an NHS member.
Each of the inductees was credited to have:
- maintained an average grade point average of 90% or above
- demonstrated leadership within the activities and communities they involve themselves in
- held himself/herself to a high standard and possessed a character focused on pursuing excellence
Many of the values of the National Honors Society can be likened to the LCA Core Values — leadership, excellence, service, and character are trademarks of the school’s standard for its faculty and student body. The environment of LCA encourages students to pursue excellence in academic studies, service projects and contribution, and personal character as a representation of the body of Christ. Thus it is no surprise that a large percentage of each class’ members are annually inducted into NHS. National Honors Society also prides itself on assisting students in preparing to enter the college and career world — something in LCA’s mission statement. We are proud to recognize our diverse community of students who qualified for this national award. Congratulations to the 2019 inductees!