Science teacher Fernando Viramontes is the new sponsor for the National Honor Society at Chaparral High School.
Viramontes chose to become a sponsor of the National Honor Society because he was asked by counselors and Principal Mark Rupcich to become a sponsor. Viramontes had to go through the faculty counsel, which is composed of five teachers, and an application process. As of now, Viramontes is Chaparral High School’s only National Honor Society sponsor. Viramontes was a sponsor for 20 years at Anthony High School.
National Honor Society members’ expectations are service, leadership, character, and scholarship. Viramontes selects members based on their GPA, which has to be a 3.5 or higher. Future events that will occur for National Honor Society are community service and volunteer based which will include an Easter egg hunt.
Viramontes said, “National Honor Society should be the most prestigious award given to students academically.” Viramontes hopes students reapply and he expects to have a great group of students. His duties as a sponsor are to make sure rules and procedures are followed. Being a sponsor will take up most of his non-classroom time from now until January. Viramontes will be available in case students have any questions about National Honor Society.
“Students are excited that I am sponsoring for National Honors Society,” said Viramontes. Students should look forward to realizing the outcome of a highly sophisticated club at Chaparral High School. Former member Bryanna Torres said, “Giving back to the community is very important,” “Members have to be very involved. They should try not to miss a meeting.”
Any Questions regarding NHS should be directed to Viramontes.