Berea-Midpark released its National Honor Society Inductee class of 2019-20 this week, and of the 82 inductees, 47 are student-athletes of Berea-Midpark. The girls soccer team as well as the girls track and field team each had seven inductees, while the baseball team had six, and the volleyball team fielded five inductees.
“National Honor Society is a group based on four pillars: leadership, service, character, and scholarship. It is a service group and acceptance into the National Honor Society comes with a lot of responsibility” said Berea-Midpark NHS Chapter Advisor Scott Piesen.
“The four pillars the National Honors Society values and uses to select members parallels what our athletic department stresses every day” said Adam Howard, Athletic Director of Berea-Midpark. “I’m extremely proud of the student athletes that were selected into this distinguished group, and it further reinforces that our Titans are an elite group of young people that take pride in representing our school and community.”
To first be eligible for NHS, students must be a junior or senior and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher through the end of the previous school year. At that point students are asked to provide examples of leadership and service that have been completed throughout their high school careers. This resume of sorts is then presented to Berea-Midpark staff and the staff then rates the students in the areas of leadership, service, and character. To gain acceptance into the Berea-Midpark chapter of the National Honor Society, students must meet a specific numerical value based on the averages of those staff ratings and cumulative GPA.
To honor all of the NHS class of 2019-20, a formal induction ceremony will be held on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Berea-Midpark High School auditorium.