NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Founded in 1929
15,000 chapters today governed by a Constitution
Purpose shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students.
Membership is both an honor and a responsibility. Students selected for membership are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities by which they were selected.
Faculty Council Chapter Advisor – Mr. Evans
Any student in grades 10 through 12 in a school with both an official charter of the National Honor Society and an affiliation with the NASSP Department of Student Activities is eligible for consideration for membership in the National Honor Society. NHS is more than just academic recognition. The NHS chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.
Scholarship: "Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 85 percent meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character."
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activity while working with or for others.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern and respect for others and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.