Senior Leaders: Q & A With Halley Durkin, National English Honor Society Co-President


Anna Earl

Halley Durkin, Co-President of the National English Honor Society

Anna Earl, Editor

As one of the co-presidents of National English Honor Society, senior Halley Durkin has many responsibilities. She talked to The Journal to give some behind the scenes details about the NEHS.

Q: What drew you to a leadership position?

A: Last year I went to all of the meetings, and I tried to participate as much as I could.

Q: What was the process of getting elected?

A: By the time it got to the end of the year, we only had two members, so Ms Hindman decided to make us co-presidents.

Q: What are your responsibilities?

A: So since I can’t go to the meetings, I’m in charge of the book club that we’re going to have every third Thursday beginning Dec. 8. I also helped with the decision process, and inducting the members, and planning community service opportunities.

Q: What are your plans for your club?

A: For now, we’re planning to have a book club.  

Q: What time and where do you meet?

A: Tuesdays during both lunches in Linda Hindman’s room, 317S.

Q: What do you want people to know about your club?

A: I want people to know that we do a lot of community service activities, and try to help the community as much as we can. It’s really fun. We get to read books and talk about them. 

Q: What’s your favorite thing you’ve accomplished through your club?

A: My favorite thing that we’ve accomplished is the book sale we had last year. We made a lot of money just from selling books for a dollar.

Q: Are you in any other clubs or activities?

A: I’m in National Honor Society and Senior Women’s Club.