It is never too early for your child to start prepping their grades, community service, leadership, and character to become eligible to apply for the National Honor Society at the end of their Junior Year. The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. The following attributes are assessed to become a member:
Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85.
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
Students who meet the scholarship requirement will be given an application in March of their Junior year that will allow them to detail their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, and character.
Some of the Activities: Blood Drives, Recycling, Community food drives, Wear Pink Wednesdays for Breast Cancer Awareness, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Pennies for Patients to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Gifts for Veterans, Holiday Cards