National Honor Society
The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. According to its Constitution, the purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These ideals form not only the selection criteria for prospective students, but also the principles by which members are expected to guide their education.
Requirements for Membership
Membership in NHS is a selection process that begins with identifying those students who are rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a minimum cumulative core GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. Those meeting this initial scholastic requirement may then complete the candidate application packet. A faculty council shall review the candidate information forms, faculty input, and other relevant information to determine those who fully meet the selection criteria for membership.
Members will also be required to pay a one-time initiation cost of $20. To maintain active status in NHS, students should maintain their GPA and complete 25 service hours throughout the school year. Service hours are due in April for graduating seniors and in May for juniors.
Letters of invitation will be sent to eligible rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in early September.
Questions? Contact Laura Beth Barnes, Chapter Adviser