National Honor Society
Membership in the National Honor Society is a faculty-awarded honor presented to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, character, leadership and service. Students who wish to join the National Honor Society must have maintained an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above with no instances of academic dishonesty. The student must also excel in the additional areas of character, leadership, and service. Selection is a privilege and not all students are awarded membership in to the NHS the first time their achievements are reviewed; some must continue to work on one area or another, most often the areas of leadership and service.
The student should be of sterling character – honest and truthful, full of integrity, accepting responsibility for his/her actions, courteous, considerate, and exhibiting the ability to stand on principle rather than peer pressure. This character is exhibited not only at school, but also consistently wherever the student interacts with others.
The student should function as a leader within the school and or community. This leadership does not necessarily mean holding a school club or class office, as the student may demonstrate leadership by consistently taking on the responsibility of a group and seeing that the group achieves its goal. There are many ways a student may exhibit leadership, but even though the leadership may be quiet and unobtrusive, it should be consistent. Leadership should be diverse and observable both inside and outside of the classroom.
The student gives back to the school and community through service, volunteering without payment. This service should be consistent, diverse, and significant. This service should not have been a one-time event or a few scattered hours.
Apply for NHS
2012-13 NHS Application Cover Page >>
2012-13 NHS Application Activities Page >>
2012-13 NHS Sample Application >>
Fill out the electronic application form, both the cover page and activities page, making sure to include all required signatures (community service, parent, and student). Return the completed original form along with five stapled, collated copies to Paul Sadowsky (room 204) by 3 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2012. Current members do not need to reapply.