“Students were both nervous and excited about the induction ceremony,” Center Line 7-10th grade English Teacher Dana McCarthy said. “It is a very formal event where students are admitted to membership in the world’s oldest and most prestigious honor society.”
The members tutored younger students, helped in the front office, and assisted K-2 teachers with teaching sight words and number recognition.
“Each of the chapter officers lit a candle and spoke about the four pillars,” McCarthy said. “We hope to continue to grow membership and already have 12 more students who will receive invitations to apply in the next month!”
Students were chosen by a committee of teachers based on their demonstration of the NHS pillars of scholarship, character, leadership, and service.
“We are excited to see what other amazing service-learning opportunities these young leaders develop.”
An additional goal this year is to continue providing tutoring services and expand that opportunity to all grade levels.
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Center Line Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school in Center Line, Michigan, serving students in Young 5s through 12th grade. It is part of the National Heritage Academies network, which includes over 95 tuition-free, public charter schools serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across nine states. For more information, visit nhaschools.com.
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