By Lexi Munger
Amanda Gilbert is a senior at Wethersfield High School who, like many students plays an active role in her community. To make sure that she is always involved, Amanda Gilbert took on the role of becoming President of the National Honor Society (NHS). After high school,
Gilbert plans on majoring in biochemistry and pursuing a career in research.
Gilbert started off by saying, “I was excited when I was invited to be in NHS, and I knew from the beginning that I would put in as much work as I could to help. That’s when I figured I would just run for president, because then I would really be contributing to the organization.”
Pressure comes with the job Gilbert holds, which she says she handles well and keeps all of her responsibilities organized, but is also not afraid to ask for help from her fellow officers or students in NHS. She also added, “I am responsible for holding meetings every two weeks and running events. I enjoy organizing events, because the events are the way NHS can make an impact on the community.” She said sometimes holding meetings is tough because it is a large group and can be hard to get everyone's attention
Gilbert included that her ultimate goal is to make sure that NHS is giving back to the community and making the school a better place, whether she is running an event to raise money or tutoring another student. The most important event she has done so far is a collection drive for veterans.
Amanda Gilbert ended her interview by saying that she hopes that the all of the members realize the significance of being in NHS and they use their leadership and all of their abilities to make the school and community a better place.