The Liberty Bell High School National Honor Society (NHS) chapter is now recognizing “Members of the Month,” acknowledging their service contributions as well as their scholarship (members must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5).
Chapter vice-president Nicholas Fitzmaurice provided the information about the “Members of the Month” this fall.
• September: Owen Hevly and Simon Studen.
“These two individuals have both exemplified the NHS pillar of leadership both throughout the summer and throughout the first month of the 2018-2019 Liberty Bell school year. As captains of the Liberty Bell boys’ basketball team, Owen and Simon reached out to their fellow teammates over the summer and led a number of captains’ practices in preparation for the 2018-2019 season. They helped their teammates better themselves, and in turn, helped better their team. Starting the school year, Owen and Simon have continued to lead their team by example, showing up to school at 6:30 a.m. two days a week for early morning optional practices, while still running cross country every day after school and staying caught up on homework.”
• October: Chloe Temple. “With the festivities of Homecoming, the dance, in particular, the school needed all the help it could get in preparation, and Chloe stepped up to volunteer her time. As a student in Ms. Thomson’s leadership class, Chloe was already helping with Homecoming preparations, but she went beyond that to give her free time outside of school. She stayed after school the night before the dance to help set up, and then the next day she showed up to create candied goods to be enjoyed at the dance, from ‘chocolate frogs’ to ‘acid pops.’ The service that Chloe dedicated to Homecoming preparations shows here commitment as an NHS member in our school.”
• November: Sage Borgias. “Sage has exemplified the NHS pillar of service through her commitment to her NHS responsibilities here at Liberty Bell. As part of students’ membership in NHS, they are encouraged to each lunch with elementary school students approximately once every two weeks and help tutor other Liberty Bell students once a week. Sage has consistently upheld the expectation of members to participate in ‘lunch buddies,’ committing her lunchtime once every week or two to elementary school students. She has also helped tutor students every week, helping students in Ms. Wathen’s classroom during advisory with their Chinese work.”