TAHS National Honor Society: Under New Management

Business teacher Amanda Oliver is the new faculty adviser for the NHS

The new National Honor Society (NHS) adviser at Tyrone Area High Schoool is second-year business teacher Amanda Oliver.

Oliver plans to revamp the National Honor Society and hopes to make it into a more prestigious club.

“I wanted to take over so I could promote and expand our current NHS. These students work hard for this honor and I want to make sure they receive the honor and recognition they deserve,” said Oliver. 

I wanted to take over so I could promote and expand our current NHS. These students work hard for this honor and I want to make sure they receive the honor and recognition they deserve”

— Amanda Oliver

Oliver wants to start by improving the induction ceremony and providing more community service opportunities to students through field trips and other types of community involvement.

Oliver has already done much to help the community through the NHS but she doesn’t want to stop there. 

“So far in 2019-2020, NHS has helped with the YAN Halloween Event, Student Council Mini-Thon, and Salvation Army bell ringing. We also partnered with the Marine Corp. and the Salvation Army of Centre County to assist with Toys-For-Tots by unloading, sorting and wrapping toys. We were also invited to help plant trees at the Flight 93 Memorial in April of this year,” said Oliver. 

National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes students nationwide for their academic achievements. In order to join the National Honor Society, students must maintain a GPA of 93% and have no disciplinary actions. They also have to do 30 hours of community service each year. 

National Honor Society is a club honoring student’s academic achievement through scholarship, service, leadership,  and character. To me, NHS is a huge honor to be a member of because it is a nationally recognized club you have to be invited into based on your overall grades”

— Amanda Oliver

“National Honor Society is a club honoring student’s academic achievement through scholarship, service, leadership,  and character. To me, NHS is a huge honor to be a member of because it is a nationally recognized club you have to be invited into based on your overall grades,” said Oliver. 

NHS can benefit a student throughout their life and Oliver wants to make sure that they and everyone else knows that. What students learn in National Honor Society will be useful for them in college and while they are out working in the real world. 

“National Honor Society is important because it rewards students for their academic success and teaches them about scholarship, service, leadership, and character,” said Oliver.

With Oliver in the lead as the new advisor, NHS hopes to continue to grow and highlight the values of what hard work and dedication can pull off. The students will continue to grow academically and help out the community in many ways.