•  nehs


    The Woodland High School Chapter of the National English Honor Society

    "High sparks of honor in thee have I seen." 

    -Richard II 5.6.29



     The National English Honor Society (NEHS) recognizes the academic accomplishments of America's high school students and promotes their continuing interest in the English language arts. NEHS is the only high school honor society exclusively for students of English. As such, it provides a unique opportunity to engage students, teachers, and local schools in the valuable experience of discipline-related national honor-society participation.
    The mission of NEHS is to:
    • confer national distinction upon secondary school students for high achievement in the English language arts;
    • build a national community of academic achievers;
    • provide, through local chapters, cultural stimulation in high school environments;
    • encourage interest in the English language arts; and
    • serve society by fostering literacy. 
    NEHS is sponsored by
    Sigma Tau Delta, http://www.english.org, International English Honor Society (for four-year colleges),
    in affiliation with
    Sigma Kappa Delta, http://www.english2.org, English Honor Society (for two-year colleges). 
    Sponsors: Cassaundra Bell, Jim Oliver, and Quianna Waldon
    Executive Board Members:
    • President: My Truong
    • Vice President: Stephanie Ngo
    • Secretary: Evi Salguero
    • Historian: Maddie Pascavage
    • Public Relations Chair: Autumn Pressley
    • Activities Chair: Elsa Myers
    • Technical Liaison: Karla Sanchez
    "Gelast Sceal Mid Are"
    Duty Goes with Honor
    The NEHS motto, "gelast sceal mid are," is Old English for "duty goes with honor."  The motto represents one of the earliest forms of our language; it affirms and celebrates an obligation to use one's gifts in service to others.  Service to peers, school, and community are part and parcel of the NEHS mission, and, indeed, in the grammatical structure of the Old English phrase, "duty" actually precedes "honor."
    yuh-lahst' shal mid ahr-uh