On Tuesday, March 15, we honored and inducted 13 high school students into the National Honor Society (NHS). These students joined those who have been inducted since the beginning of our GIA chapter was created back in 2016. These students receive special attention because they excel, serve, lead and succeed in school and life. Students were invited to apply (based on NHS criteria) and then had to do the leg work to prove that they indeed met or exceeded the minimum requirements set out by the National Honor Society. We are so proud of our students, and for the attention to detail, service, and academics that they strive for.
As a school, it is pretty obvious that we place emphasis on a strong academic standing and being a servant leader to those around us. We want all of our students to strive for excellence and to do their best in everything they put their minds to. We know there are more students who qualified for NHS but either didn’t apply or were late in their application. There are still others who excel in many other ways, but maybe not in the exact designations that NHS requires. You are important and valuable to us, too! We don’t always know what our students are up to (although we do love to hear about it!!) It would be fun to find out what you do that is excellent and noteworthy. What would you create an “honor society” to celebrate?
Ultimately, we need to remember that as Christians we should always strive to do our best. The Bible supports this in Colossians 3:23-24. In the Message Bible it says “Don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work.”
by De Wilkens, Course Manager
Griggs International Academy
8903 U.S. Hwy 31
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-1950
269-471-6570 (Michigan Office)
800-782-4769 (toll free within the U.S.)
301-526-6369 (TEXT ONLY) La Ronda Forsey, Principal
(269) 598-4870 (TEXT ONLY) Jeannie Leiterman, Associate Principal/Registrar
Griggs International Academy—MD
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-718-4715 (TEXT ONLY) Lamar Nangle, Vice Principal/Academic Advisor/APLE Director