Joining the trio of honor societies at EHS, National Business Honor Society is starting to recognize Eagan scholars who have excelled in business programs. The organization focuses on leadership, character development, promoting business education, and service. Juniors and seniors who have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and have earned at least 3.5 GPA in three business classes are eligible to apply for membership.
The idea came from a competition between friends to see who would have the most cords at graduation. They brought it to Mr. Kovach, who sent in an application in September to start a chapter at EHS. Seniors accepted this year will wear a hunter green and silver cord at graduation. The group is still small, but is planning to elect officers and establish itself for next year with more meetings and volunteerism requirements.
The NBHS will commend students involved in business classes and Business Professionals of America (BPA). Kovach remarked, “As a society, we look at students, and we always look at the things they do that aren’t so good…I think this is an excellent opportunity to recognize students that have gone above and beyond academically.” The society may also inspire students to consider taking business classes such as accounting, marketing, yearbook, start you own business, and personal money management.
Aishu Mankala, one of the students who originally had the idea for NBHS, commented “I think it’s important for everyone to have [an] experience with business classes.” She explains, “A lot more people are really interested in business fields and academics and jobs, and business is very involved in every sort of field because no matter where you work, it’s going to be a business.”