NHS elects incoming senior officers


Collyn Burke

The 2016-2017 NHS officers .

Collyn Burke, Reporter

As the year comes to an end at CP, a new day dawns, and a new era of seniority is reined in. Like many other organizations, the officers of Cedar Park’s National Honor Society have passed their torch to a new group of incoming seniors who look to make their own mark on the club, while carrying on its honor and traditions. The NHS officers include: President Morgan Grosch, Vice President Dean Torkelson, Secretary Chung-Wing (CW) Ko, Parliamentarian Eunice Lee, Treasurer Elizabeth Ford, and Historian Luke Williamson.

Because of how beloved and well known the society is, the new officers are understandably nervous about their new positions.

“It’s a huge privilege to be elected,” Ko said. “I want to meet or exceed people’s expectations, it’ll make me work harder to make the club better.”

Along with meeting expectations, several of the new officers noted that the task of being an NHS officer was a lot of responsibility. The club has over 200 members and has a reputation for being one of the best run clubs at CP.

“I’m worried about all the new responsibility,” Torkelson said. “I just hope no one drops the ball.”

Though they may still be nervous, leading a club is hardly something new for most of the officers. Both President and Vice President Morgan Grosch and Dean Torkelson worked alongside the previous officers as junior reps.

“Being a junior rep was a valuable insight into how a large club is managed,” Torkelson said. “The officers work to keep everything running smoothly.”

The new officers also got a chance to take over and lead the May meeting, NHS’s last meeting of the year.

“Our first meeting went super well,” Grosch said. “It’s amazing learning and working along side from intelligent, civic-minded individuals.”

The new officers also plan on changing things up a bit with their new reign. Listening to the complaints of the club members, they’ve worked together to come up with several different ways to improve the club.

“This year we received a lot of comments that people were having a hard time getting their humanitarian hours,” Torkelson said. “We will potentially be working with Key Club and WHO to make some volunteer opportunities more well publicized.”

In addition to this, the officers have also created a system of volunteer teams that will work in correlation with the officers.

“I think the NHS officers are certainly the most communicative, and the best at working together to keep the club organized,” Torkelson said. “The NHS officers are just cool people in general, and a lot of fun to work with.”