Well guys, it's official, I've joined a cult!
No not really. Well, it's kind of like a cult, but not EXACTLY the same thing.You see, I've just got back from the induction ceremony of the Central Campus National Honor Society. Pretty sweet right?
It started out with pictures for the yearbook, and while we were all in position after the yearbook lady was done they let all the parents take pictures of us...yeah, that went on a while. After that we had a couple NHS members who were also part of ROTC to carry the flag and lead us in the pledge, followed by one of my friends from choir leading us in the National Anthem (she was REALLY good, I mean, holy crap...it was just AWESOME, she has such a lovely voice.) And after that it was one of the principas giving a small speech on each pillar of NHS: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character, followed by a lighting of a candle and a quote on a certain pillar given by four different NHS members (one of which who happened to be a close friend of mine.)
Then we said the NHS pledge (which I will NOT recite here because I don't know it word-for-word seeing as we just repeated it as it was given to us line by line) and then we lined up, one row at a time (in alphabetical order of course) to receive our certificates and shake hands with the principal's after adding our names to the official NHS roster.
Sadly, when applying for the NHS we had to write a short essay on overcoming something difficult, and apparently excerpts from said speeches were to be read aloud as we crossed the stage. Mine was getting over my fear or sewing machines for my FACS class 2 years ago (long story) so yeah, that was fun. (Well at least I wasn't the girl who wrote about learning how to jump rope in elementary. She handled it like a pro, I would've been so embarrassed...)
Anyway, once THAT was all done with we closed up with another speech from the principal who hadn't spoken before and a final word from our leader, Ms. Doster, and then we left the auditorium for candy and cake. I'll probably post a pic of myself that we took at the ceremony later, in case anyone's interested.