NHS holds virtual elections



The National Honors Society holds many events including the annual blood drive.

Isabella Ji

The National Honor Society (NHS) virtually announced their new council on Friday, May 15. There were four positions to be filled: president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. 

The newly elected junior council is made up of President Brooke Stark of Manasquan, Vice President Emma Barofsky of Ocean, Treasurer Zoe Conner-Bennett of Ocean and Secretary Francesca McCaffrey of West Long Branch. 

Juniors interested in a position on the council submitted written speeches, which were then put into a poll for members to vote on. NHS adviser and math teacher Justine Lane explained the process.

“The election was solid,” Lane said. “Only MCVSD emails were allowed to participate and only one response was accepted from each email.”

A week after the poll was released, the poll closed and the results were recorded. Positions were decided based on the number of votes each candidate received.

Stark stated that she is thrilled to step up for her new role as president.

“I think I’m most excited to just make the club the best that it can possibly be for this year. And just helping people in general, I’ve always loved doing that and to be able to organize all of these events, it’s crazy,” Stark said. “I’m so grateful especially at this time to be a leader.”

Former NHS president senior Heather Griffin of Wall explained what the NHS council needs to focus on next year.

“Mainly coordinating the different events that we do throughout the year, the blood drive, the induction,” Griffin said. “Also, keeping track of everyone’s hours and making sure that everyone stays accountable for being a member of the NHS.”

Lane also described what being a council member is all about.

“It’s such a large club that there is a tendency for some members to stay on the sidelines,” Lane said. “It’s about being a leader and getting everyone involved, instead of just doing everything yourself.”