OHS students giving back


NHS officers: Katie Segler, Bernadette Donlon, Anna Weisenburger, and unpictured Britta Gantert

Cam Trout, Writer

NHS members provide service at OHS and around the community. Running the talent show and raising money at after prom are some examples of their efforts in the high school. In Owatonna, NHS is associated with organizations such as: Toys for Tots and Salvation Army. Mrs. Emily Paur, National Honor Society advisor, explained, “NHS is a national organization dedicated to recognizing students for their scholarship, leadership, character, and service. The goal of NHS is to help guide and improve these qualities in their members.” Mrs. Paur  said, “NHS is an organization with an impressive history and reputation’. She remembers her time in NHS in high school. The lessons and skills she learned in NHS have greatly affected her life. Students who are accepted to OHS’s chapter of NHS have set themselves apart through their scholarship, leadership, character, and service, and should be proud of their past accomplishments while continuing to push themselves to grow and impact their community and world. Member Derek Thada said, “NHS is open to help any outside organization. For example, NHS will be helping with elementary science fairs this winter.”

This year’s NHS officers are: Britta Gantert, Anna Weisenberger, Bernadette Donlon and Katie Segler. If you have any additional questions or a current Junior and considering applying to NHS for the upcoming school year you can contact the 2016-2017 officers or Mrs. Paur. NHS meets the first and third Friday’s of the month at 7:15 a.m.