National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that serves others.  It is comprised of high caliber students who achieve in academics, demonstrate leadership skills, are students of character, and who serve and help others.  It is an honor to be a member of NHS.  It is not an award; it is a responsibility to serve.  NHS is an organization that has high expectations of its members. 

What is the motto of NHS?

The motto of NHS is Noblesse Oblige:  from French, meaning Nobility Obligates--the sense that those of high rank have the obligation of honorable, generous, and responsible behavior, in service to others.

Purpose of the NHS

1.      Create enthusiasm for scholarship

2.      Stimulate a desire to render service

3.      Promote leadership

4.      Develop character in the students of secondary schools

Purpose & Requirements of NHS Members

1.   Each member shall have the responsibility for choosing and participating in an individual service project that reflects his or her particular talents and interests.

2.   Each chapter shall also determine one or more Academy of Science and Innovation service projects for each year.

3.   These projects shall have the following characteristics:

a.     fulfill a need within the school or community

b.     have the support of the administration and the faculty

c.     be appropriate and educationally defensible

d.    be well planned, organized, and executed

4.   All members shall regularly participate in these projects.

5.   Each chapter shall publicize its projects in a positive manner.

6.   Members who resign or are dismissed are never again eligible for membership or its benefits.

Eligibility to Apply

1. Be a member of the junior class or senior class

2.   Have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester

3.   Have a cumulative scholastic average of at least a 3.5

Selection of Members

1.  Students interested in membership will fill out an application

2.   Teachers will receive a survey about the interested students, evaluating their:

a.   service

b.   leadership

c.   character

3.   Candidates will be accepted by a majority vote of the Faculty Council, based on:

a.   service

b.   leadership

c.   character

4.    Students who do not promote service, leadership, and character in the classroom will not be considered for membership.

Applications are given out in April, and the induction is in May or early June of each year.

Qualified and Willing to Serve?

1.    If you have what it takes to be of service to others, fill out an application.

2.    If you currently are of service to others, possess upstanding character, and are a leader; fill out an application.

3.    If you can continue demonstrating scholarship, service, leadership, and character; fill out an application. 

Please contact Mrs. Keith for more information about NHS!