Brett Masters, of Troy, was among 23 Metro East Lutheran High School sophomores and juniors inducted into this year’s National Honor Society class.
Brett Masters, of Troy, recently was inducted into the National Honor Society at Metro East Lutheran High School.
Masters was among 23 sophomores and juniors inducted into this year’s class. He is a 2012 graduate of Saint Paul’s Lutheran School in Troy, graduating as valedictorian.
Masters is the son of Paul and Lisa Masters and has a brother at MELHS and a brother at Saint Paul’s. Masters is involved in school activities including football, is active in his church youth group, plays the drums in the praise band and participates in other community activities.
The National Honor Society was founded on March 1, 1921, and a junior-level program for middle school students was founded on Feb. 24, 1929. The Metro East Lutheran High chapter is more than 30 years old and hosts an induction ceremony each year.
Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in secondary school students. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.
MELHS National Honor Society inductees adhere to the four pillars of the NHS listed above with a minimum of a 3.4 grade-point average. Members also must be service-oriented, accumulating annual service hours both in school and in the community.
The induction ceremony included guest speaker Heather Reiseck, an MELHS graduate and NHS member, the lighting of candles referencing the four pillars, discussion of the four pillars and their meaning and new member certification.