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Caroline Wilkerson ~ Staff Writer

     The National Honor Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) chapter at the University of Lynchburg introduced the new executive board for the Spring and Fall 2020 semesters.

     The new executive board includes Kalila Murray (President), Jasmine Duff (Vice President), Madison Shea (Secretary), Lead Dumas (Success Networking Team Coordinator), and Hannah Paulding (Publicity Chair). In order to be elected for the position, each student had to submit an application and interview for their desired position. 

     NSLS is a relatively new organization at the University of Lynchburg, having first been established in the spring semester of 2017. Each semester, the organization sends out several invitations to students who stand out in academics, extracurriculars, and show leadership potential.

     According to the University website, “The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. Second-Year students at the University of Lynchburg are invited for membership in the Lynchburg chapter of NSLS based on their academic standing and leadership potential. To accept membership, students complete a series of on-campus and online training programs to build their leadership skills. Members also receive access to NSLS scholarships and awards, ongoing training opportunities, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and other benefits.”

     The new President of the NSLS University chapter, Kalila Murray, said, “I am so excited to begin this new chapter within the organization. Previously, I was the Treasurer, but I am looking forward to taking on this new position and the leadership opportunities that come with it.”

     NSLS participates in different events on campus and throughout the community. Madison Shea, newly inducted Secretary, said, “This semester NSLS has plans to participate in Lynchburg Late Night on Feb. 8, attend different service events, and hold an induction for new members.” Murray added, “We will also be volunteering with Relay for Life.”

     As part of Lynchburg Late Night on Feb. 8 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Drysdale, NSLS will be doing a Cake Walk, which in the previous year, according to former NSLS President, Kimberly Mendez, “was a hit. We didn’t know so many students would enjoy it so much.”

       Kalila Murray concluded, “I am so excited to see what is in store for [NSLS] this semester!”