Service Leadership Character Scholarship
"THE BEST WAY TO FIND YOURSELF IS TO LOSE YOURSELF IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS."
Service can be established in the routine of the day’s work where many opportunities arise to help others both at school and in the community. A willingness to work for the benefit of those in need, without monetary compensation or public recognition, is the quality we seek in our membership and promote for the entire student body. We are dedicated to building a better community by moving outside of what is comfortable and easy to better understand and serve the various needs we find when we look beyond ourselves and our familiar lives. We are committed to volunteering our time and our talents to the creation of a better tomorrow.
Scholarship denotes a commitment to learning. A student is willing to spend hours in reading and study, knowing the lasting benefits of a cultivated mind. We should continue to learn even when formal education has ended, for human education ends only with the end of life. Knowledge is one great element in life, which leads to the highest success and it can be acquired in only one way – through diligence and effort. Learning furnishes the lamp by which we read the past, the torch guiding us to understand the present and the light that illuminates the future. Candidates have the charge to continually expand their world through the opportunities inherent in scholarship.
Character is the force within the individual that distinguishes each person from others. It creates for each of us our individuality, our goodness. Character is that, without which, we cannot respect ourselves, nor hope to attain the respect of others. It is the force of character that guides us through our lives and, once developed, grows steadily within us. Character is achieved, rather than received: the product of constant thought and action, the daily striving to make the right choice. The problem of Character is the problem of self-control and vision. We must be in reality what we wish to appear to others—to be, rather than seem to be. By demonstrating such qualities as respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship, we may hope to prove by example that we value Character.
Leadership should exert a wholesome influence on the school. In taking initiative in the classroom and in school activities, the real leader strives to train and aid others to reach their common goals of success. The price of leadership is sacrifice—the willingness to yield one’s personal interests for the interest of others. A leader has self-confidence and will go forward when others hesitate. No matter what power and resources may exist in a school, community, or nation, they are ineffectual without the guidance of a wise leader. Leadership is always needed; thus, to lead is a meaningful and substantive charge to each of our members.
Membership in the Riverton High School chapter of the National Honor Society is earned by candidates through effective demonstration of the four qualities that serve as standards for the Society.
Seniors must have at total of 25 Hours, 8 Meetings, and 1 Induction Ceremony - cumulative of their high school career - to qualify for the NHS Collar.
It always seems impossible... until it's done.
- Nelson Mandela
NHS OFFICERS for the 2018 - 2019 school year:
Vice President.................Annika Jorgenson
Activities Director...................Maddy Cook
Activities Director........Clarissa Ferguson
Contact Riverton NHS & learn more...
12476 S. Silverwolf Way, Riverton, UT 84065
Principal: Carolyn Gough
Advisors: Leslie Thompson, Scott Gunther, & Megan Murdock
REMIND: @rhns15 to 81010
US National Honors Society: www.nhs.us
Riverton High: rivertonhigh.org
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