East NHS Woman Officers

National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes hard-working student at East High School who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students must have a certain number of community service hours each semester and being a member builds leadership throughout the High School years. There are four powerful women in the East High School building who are currently National Honor Society (NHS) officers. Come take a peek and see who these leaders are.

Marissa is a senior who plays tennis, cross country, track, school clubs, and more at Central Campus. As the current Treasurer, she is in charge of the money they receive. But because COVID-19 has taken away several opportunities, she has been helping planning things with the other NHS officers. Thompson enjoys planning and helping other officers with any of the things they want to accomplish.

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“My advice for the people in NHS would be to make the most out of your time there. NHS has tons of opportunities that can help you and your community to become better,”

— Marissa Thompson

Natalie plays tennis and was in theater as well as show choir before COVID-19 and the remodeling on the auditorium came along in the past year. She is the President of the Des Moines FFA where she shows pigs. Last year Royce was accepted to the National Council Youth Leadership where her opportunities have spread to be a NHS officer.
Her role as a secretary includes helping with planning and idea creation. She enjoys being secretary not only to help the officers by having a say to improve the community.

“My advice to future and present NHS members is that the little things you do for our community matters,” senior Natalie Royce said.

Kylea is involved in theatre, IHSSA, newspaper, ambassadors, and Scarlet Squad. She loves performing arts and being involved. She tends to take her leadership opportunities in most activities and keeps a full schedule. As the President, her role is to facilitate meetings and work with the Vice-President to create do service activities for the NHS group. She also keeps charge of making sure information makes it to everyone who is in NHS.

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“I always enjoy having a new leadership position. My advice would be to never underestimate yourself. When I first joined NHS I never thought that I would be president. But I am glad I ran and unexpectedly won. It goes to show you can do anything you put your mind to,” ”

— Kylea Tackett

Ryleigh is involved in newspaper, band, IHSSA, theatre, and NHS. When she is not at school, she is working at a daycare center nearby and loves spending time with the kids.
As vice-president, she does a lot of talking at the meetings, as well as organizing volunteer opportunities.

“For future NHS members get involved. Sign up for the opportunities NHS gives to you. With a fun group of people, volunteering becomes a social event as well as helping the community,” senior Ryleigh Hayworth said.