“What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: feedback. Don’t forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication.” – Unknown
Fortunately for the many students dreading lengthy research papers familiar to Carnegie, Good News has arrived. The critical element of feedback is the fundamental principle of the grade-saving, behind-the-scenes apparatus: National English Honor Society. Performing a series of Writing Labs throughout the year — the workshop students attend to improving skills and grades — the NEHS also looks forward to managing service projects, a professional online literary magazine, writing competitions, and continuing its partnership with the Theater department.
Former President Jessica Marino ’14, passed on reputable positions to the newly elected officers of this coming year: President Fatimah Ali ’15, Vice President Sarah Waites ’15, Secretary Jessica Jin ’16, and Treasurer Arielle Terk ’16. Ali looks forward to primarily managing a “smoothly-running tutoring service” to aid students in the “nuts and bolts of writing.” In addition, she will run prepare students for standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT, enrich the club with various aspects of literature including plays and movies, and larger fundraising projects. Other officers present their goals— Vice President Sarah Waites plans to coordinate with other English-related clubs Name that Book and The Courtyard, Secretary Jessica Jin aims to raise project grants and scholarship awards for members and run a full-fledged website, and Treasurer Arielle Terk proposes a series of bake sale fundraisers.
Inducted members include Claire Hardwick, Catherine Szuhay, Daisey Pena, Eli Winter, Emily Hwu, Thomas Nguyen, Gabrielle Engel, Kerrigan Quenemoen Lauren Nyquist, Lauren Szuhay, Mimi Waites, Stone Chen, Tirthana Khedkar, Sezin Kilic, Abby Eymontt, Aileen Qin, Annum Sadana, Arielle Terk, Beebs Hartzell, Christine Huang, Darien McElwee, Dorna Abdi, Fatimah Ali, Francesca Mattioli, Hailey Strader, Isaac Winter, Jacqueline O’Gary, Janeth Rodriguez, Jay Mondkar, Jessica Jin, Keelan Apthorpe, Lauren Robinson, Lily Eaker, Michael Talanker,Minela Siljoka, Natalie Sainz, Nato Sandweiss, Raquel Douglas, Sarah Waites, Shomik Sen, Stephanie Roe, Surender Kannah, Tre’Shunda James, Will Goddard, Zaakir Tameez, Chris Nkinthorn, Silvia Pera, and Sonia Margolin.
As President Fatimah Ali encourages all members and non-members to “open up to share ideas to broaden our scope,” please leave us a reply or Facebook us your plans or suggestions for the Honor Society’s upcoming year.