Nine students were inducted as charter members into the Champlain Valley Union (CVU) National Business Honor Society on May 27. The inductees include Alexandra Spicer, Ian Campbell, Carly Caswell, Lisa Schold, Julia Sokolowski, Samantha Gilliam, Peter Scrimgeour. Jessica Holly, and Tupper Hinsdale. CVU is the first school in the state of Vermont to establish a National Business Honor Society chapter, and as such, recognizes business students who have meet the rigorous criteria established by the organization.
The object and purpose of the organization, organized as a chapter of the National Business Honor Society, are to:
- Promote and recognize academic achievement in business education at CVU;
- Foster and recognize leadership skills and character development;
- Help members grow ethically and socially by promoting and encouraging an interest in business; and
- Encourage member involvement in service learning initiatives.
To qualify for active membership, a student must be a high school junior or senior. The student must have completed or be currently enrolled in his or her third business course. The student must have a minimum standard GPA, on a 4.0 scale, as follows: business courses average-3.5; overall average‑3.0.