Monday evening Susan and I attended the admitting ceremonies for Ellen into the National Honor Society. Later that evening I tried to find my 1972 pin, but alas it is buried in some like of nostalgia box in the unfinished basement.
It seemed like half of the junior class at Indian Hill High School were admitted - there were over 60 honored that evening. Yet it is a milestone and a very important achievement. Today I was performing mock interviews at Miami University (Oxford) and noticed this on the Freshman's resume. What a breath of freshness to see - since the advice given at College Placement offices (probably under the illusion from the Human Resource professionals at Corporate America) is to not put High School information on the resume.
I have exactly the opposite point of view. A junior in college (or even senior) has only 7 years of his/her life to describe and differentiate themselves. High School today is like junior colleges were in my day in both academics and encouraging other extra-curricular activities. Why shouldn't that be something the individual be proud of.
As asked the freshman today - "What is the sole purpose of a resume"? The answer is simple .... TO GET AN INTERVIEW.
So if someone like me thinks being in the National Honor Society is a hiring attribute (because he did it) - then, by all means, get it on your resume.
Congratulations Ellen - you have just created a line on your future resume!