On Thurs., Feb. 9, Olympia Christian School (OCS) inducted Kaitlin Sowers, 7th grade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Sowers of Olympia and Logan Winchel, 8th grade, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jamison Winchel of Olympia into the NJHS. They join Isaac Roy, 8th grade and Madison Hayes, 7th grade.
This organization was formed in 1929 to encourage junior high students to promote scholarship and character development and to pursue membership in the senior organization, National Honor Society (1921) for high school students.
The 5 pillars for the NJHS are: scholarship, leadership, character, service, and citizenship. The OCS chapter requires a 3.5 GPA for 2 consecutive quarters, good behavior and participation in community service projects to qualify.
The induction ceremony included a candle lighting ceremony to highlight the five pillars of the organization and a pinning with the NJHS pin, presentation of a yellow rose (NJHS flower), certificate presentation and a reciting of the NJHS pledge. There is an advisory board from OCS who determines membership and oversees the program to insure adherence to the high academic, character standards and community involvement.
Students at OCS receive quarterly lunch outings and take leadership in OCS activities, school promotion and community service projects.
Currently, the NJHS is volunteering at Joint Animal Services in Olympia. However, we would like to expand out our community service with our 4 Honor students. If any of the Chamber’s members have a suggestion idea we invite your input.