By Bonnie Gordon
Paulina Majewska is the newly elected president of the Los Alamos High School Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) for the 2012-2013 school year.
Those invited to join NHS are chosen by a committee of teachers and staff at each school.
Although a high grade point average is a requirement, members are also selected for community service, school activities and leadership, Majewska said.
“Each member has the responsibility of doing a service project as a community volunteer,” Majewska said. “We meet once a month to discuss the service projects.”
In addition to individual projects, the club has a tradition of helping with community events.
“Recently we helped with a fund raiser for a girl with a serious brain condition,” Majewska said. “The group decides what activities we want to be involved in.”
Being a member of NHS promotes community involvement and teaches leadership skills, she said.
“I think being president is a great opportunity to lead students who are dedicated and resourceful,” Majewska said. “I feel honored to lead them.”
Majewska wants to help NHS become more integrated with other groups at the high school and to break down barriers that may exist between student groups.
She also wants to continue the NHS tradition of community service.
“We’re not well known in the community,” Majewska said. “I think it’s important to get the word out that there is a group of students, who are not only good students but are anxious to serve the community.“
Community groups wishing to call upon the NHS chapter for assistance may phone the club’s advisor, Cindy Black, at 662-6846.