On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Archbishop McNicholas High School inducted its 15th class of Science National Honor Society students with a special talk from Rocket alum Craig White ’94, a physical therapist. As a student at the University of Cincinnati, White recalled thinking that the material he was studying he had already learned at McNicholas. He encouraged students to learn everything they can from their classes now and to always put God first.
“This school has prepared you for the future,” White told inductees and their families. “I hope you will live your life by putting Christ first and being ‘that’ person for one another.”
The purpose of the Science National Honor Society is:
- to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought,
- to advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science,
- to communicate with the scientific community,
- to aid the civic community with its comprehension of science, and
- to encourage students to participate in community service and, in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits mankind.
Members are expected to help with science fair panels and science fair judging at McNicholas and other schools. The requirements are as follows: member of the senior class, non-weighted GPA of 87%, non-weighted average in science courses of 92%, have taken or are taking four years of science including biology, chemistry, physics, and at least one AP science course, have pursued science outside the classroom in some way (taking a science fair project beyond the local level, volunteering in a science or health related field, participating in Eco Club, etc.).
Congratulations to this year’s inductees: