On May 11, 2021, the Timothian Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted thirteen new members. This event included the induction ceremony for new members, a special honoring of the senior members and sweet fellowship with a delicious array of desserts for family members, students, and staff in the TCS gymnasium.
The National Honor Society (NHS) was established in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students. Induction into the NHS is recognized and respected throughout the country in high schools and institutions of higher learning. Meant to be more than just an ‘honor roll’, the NHS serves to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Character, Leadership, Service, and for Timothy Christian School, Christian Testimony. Members of the Timothian chapter of the NHS are expected to excel in all five of these areas.
Mrs. Mulroy, TCS guidance counselor, opened this special evening by welcoming our students and parents and explaining what the evening would entail.
The National Honor Society’s symbol is a torch, which represents the eternal light of truth. During the ceremony, a candle is used to light five other candles, one for each of the five pillars of the Timothian chapter of the National Honor Society. Some of our senior members read descriptions of each of the five pillars as the candles were lit.
As the new members were inducted, they each lit a candle symbolic of receiving the truth that has been passed onto them and accepting the weight and responsibility of embodying the five pillars in their lives to the best of their ability.
A devotion from Romans 13:7 where we are told to “give honor where honor is due” was shared by Miss McKay. “Tonight, is about recognizing a group of students who have met specific criteria. Tonight, is not about participating, but is about excelling. Not just in the classroom, but in the hallways, in their churches, and in their communities.” She challenged the students who were being honored to remember to continue to honor the Lord in all they do.
Each senior was then honored with the reading of a letter by a faculty or staff member.
Each letter truly captures the heart of the student. Staff members beautifully expressed the heart of the students. The richness and depth with which the staff personally know each of them was abundantly evident. As one parent commented, “It was so clear that the staff love their students and not only know them academically but have also taken the time to really get to know their strengths and their weakness in all areas in their lives. I am deeply grateful for the investment and sacrifices that the TCS faculty and staff make for our children.”
TCS is so proud of all our NHS members and pray that they will each continue to exemplify scholarship, leadership, character, service, and Christian testimony with excellence in everything they do.