Honor Society: An organization to which students are admitted based in recognition of academic achievement. There are many honor societies including at East Forsyth High School, including the National Honor Society, CTE National Honor Society, Social Studies National Honor Society, and Science National Honor Society.
In the middle of last year, the Science Honor Society was formed for students who excel in science classes as well as students who all around just take a genuine interest in the subject of science.
While the new society may have formed last year, the first ever official induction for original and new accepted members was on October 25th. At the ceremony, special recognition was also given to members who participated at the end of last year.
Mrs. Weavil, a biology teacher here at East Forsyth and WSFCS’ 2016 Teacher of the Year, is the head adviser for the Science Honor Society; she conducts the meetings, helps with the service projects, and is the go-to for any questions. These senior girls were elected last year by the group of charter members as part of the executive board for the society: Anna Plybon (President), Courtney Michaels (VP), and Alex Mock (Secretary/Treasurer).
“I wanted a leadership position in a club that I have a vested interest in and as a new club, I felt as though Science Honor Society held great potential,” Courtney Michaels (‘17) stated. SHS is one of the most up and coming societies around here, with the club gaining over 30 new members at the beginning of this current year.
Clubs all around East Forsyth participate in service projects, and SHS hopes to be no stranger to that. “I think service will be a big part of Science Honor Society and I hope that after I leave, SHS can grow to the potential I believe it can have and make a big impact in our community and our school,” Alex Mock (‘17) commented.
Just recently, SHS helped with providing science teachers all over campus with supplies that needed to benefit the different classes they taught.
Not all members, though, plan on joining in a science related career field. Jacob Glover (‘18) said that, “I’m not super interested in a science influenced career, but I joined Science Honor Society because I always found [science] intriguing and it usually came natural to me.”
Applicants aren’t required to be interested in a science career, as long as they meet the requirements to join and are passionate about the club!