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Rising Juniors and Seniors who submitted eligibility paperwork in June, NHS Faculty Council still needs to complete the review process. Formal invitations for membership will be issued as soon as possible.
NHS Executive Council 2021-2022
To Be Determined~existing members interested in running? See us!
Executive Communications Officer:
About the National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a special honor accorded to sophomores who have earned a cumulative, unweighted 3.5 grade point average or higher and have demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership, character, and service to their school and community. These criteria are set at the national level and our local chapter must abide by them.
Membership is nationally recognized as an honor because the selection criteria and procedure are standard across the country. Election to membership means that a student may list their membership on college and scholarship applications, job applications, and personal resumes now and in the future. It is a special recognition.
Membership also carries with it the added responsibility of continued service. Our chapter will be planning and carrying out several school and community service projects during the school year. NHS members are required to be involved and responsible for deciding on projects and implementing an action plan. Membership is, of course, optional.
The National Honor Society Focus
The student who serves:
- Participates in some outside activity: Girl Scouts; Boy Scouts; church groups; volunteer services for the aged, poor, or disadvantaged; family duties.
- Volunteers dependable and well-organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance.
- Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities.
- Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school.
- Is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition.
- Does committee and staff work readily and with enthusiasm.
- Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students.
- Mentors persons in the community or students at other schools.
The student who exercises leadership:
- Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions.
- Demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities.
- Exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals.
- Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school.
- Is able to delegate responsibilities.
- Exemplifies positive attitudes.
- Inspires positive behavior in others.
- Demonstrates academic initiative.
- Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility, conducts business efficiently and effectively, and is reliable and dependable without prodding.
- Demonstrates leadership in the classroom, at work, and in school activities.
- Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted.
- Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.
The student of character:
- Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously.
- Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability).
- Upholds principles of morality and ethics.
- Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.
- Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability.
- Shows courtesy, concern and respect for others.
- Observes instructions and rules, punctuality, and faithfulness both inside and outside of the classroom.
- Has powers of concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies.
- Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others.
- Actively helps to rid the school of bad influences or environment.
Faculty Sponsor: Natalie Fort
Membership Meeting Dates:
Schedule to be determined. Meetings are typically after school, once per month for all members and twice a month for executive council members (one council meeting and then the general membership meeting).
*All members must attend the general meetings.