The school’s National Honor Society (NHS) held its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, April 18, in the Eagle Theater. The chapter welcomed 65 new members from both the sophomore and junior classes.
NHS advisor and Spanish teacher Terri Salsman de Rodriguex welcomed students and parents with a speech about scholarship and community service. The induction ceremony was Harry Potter-themed this year, so NHS officers gave Harry Potter-themed speeches about the Los Altos’ NHS chapter. After speeches were given, inductees walked onstage to sign the NHS book of signatures. Inductees were given certificates shortly afterwards.
The induction ceremony was followed by a reception in the school’s cafeteria. Cake and refreshments were served to the staff, parents and students who attended the reception.
Prior to induction, students went through an application process in which their grades, community service and teachers’ letters of recommendations were reviewed.
Newly inducted NHS students will be taking part in community service projects next year, which range from participating in beach cleanups to helping in classrooms and volunteering at school sporting events.
FBLA competes at the State Competition
The school’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team competed in the State Leadership Conference in Santa Clara from Thursday, April 18, to Saturday, April 20. A number of the team’s members placed in both individual and team events.
The Marketing team, which consisted of juniors Katherine Liu, Sarah Jacobs and Elaine Zhao, placed second overall and qualified for the National Leadership Conference. They will head to Anaheim this June to compete in the national conference. This marks FBLA’s third appearance at nationals in three years.
Many of the team’s chapter projects, which are year-long business projects that involve working with some aspect of the American business world, also placed at States. These projects were “Partnership with a Business” and “The American Enterprise”, which placed third and fifth, respectively.