What is National Honor Society? How can I join? What do you have to do? These are all questions that many students at Longmont High School may have. Our National Honor Society here at Longmont High School is currently operated by seniors Ashley Raykovitz, Karen Burry, Emerald Greff, and Taylor Nafziger. This club was established to recognize outstanding High School students. All National Honor Society students are involved with school activities as well as community service. NHS students exhibit excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Over 50 million students nationwide are involved with their school’s National Honor Society. You can join Longmont High’s NHS by having a grade point average over 3.5 for each semester during your high school career. While in National Honors Society, (which only juniors and seniors can join) you must keep up your grade point average to a 3.5 GPA and volunteer 24 hours each semester. You must also volunteer for your community along with your school. If you are interested in joining National Honor Society, strive for good grades and become a leader in your community! It is never too late to make a difference!
Although it is not very well known, the stage tech program at LHS runs all of the shows in the theatre, both in house shows, as well as outside clients. Currently, there are four technicians. Head of the program, Jared Hansberry, said,”If you are interested in being in tech, there is no experience needed. It is a big commitment, sometimes working 3-4 in just one week. Once you get to a point where you can run the shows on your own, there are chances to get paid.”
Any Longmont High School student who is willing to put in the work can join the tech program. The tech crew meets Wednesday from 6-7:30 when there are not any shows going on.
One technician, Alex Weber, junior, added,” I joined because I used to do shows at Jester’s, and I enjoy doing it because you are the power that makes the show work, and if you do something wrong, the show is messed up. So everything is in your hands.”
So next time you go watch a theater program here at LHS, pay attention to the lighting and sound and take into appreciation the hard work that each person puts in to make the show go on.
by: Nikki Martinez and Emil Lundoe