Story by Gaius Straka, reporter
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars held its first induction ceremony at ACC.
Ranging from high school aged to senior citizens, 91 ACC students received NSCS membership pins during the October 28 ceremony at the Eastview Campus. The inductees took the oath of membership, officially recognizing them as part of the collegiate honors society.
Invitations to join the organization are only offered to first and second year college students who carry a 3.4 GPA or higher.
Breanna Miller, a high school student enrolled at ACC who plans to major in Psychology, advised anyone interested to not take the organization lightly. “This is a great accomplishment,” she stated.
Another inductee, Lambert Maddy, a second year student and petroleum engineering major, urged students desiring an invitation to “keep up your grades and work hard in school.”
NSCS offers $1 million in scholarships each year, more than any other honors society.
“NSCS is not solely academic,” Dr. Anne-Marie Thomas, ACC english professor and faculty advisor for the organization, said. “It’s social as well.”
“When members enter a four-year college” Sankaya Hall, Associate Director for NSCS said, “they can have a family to belong to.”
NSCS is integrated into local communities through various service programs such as book drives to support local schools, and 5k races benefiting breast cancer research.