NHS - National Honor Society

National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by The National Association of Secondary School Principals. Today, NHS is a world-wide organization with an estimated one million participants.  Students in NHS demonstrate excellence in their academic pursuits and commitment to their school and community.   NHS is founded on the four pillars of academics, leadership, service, and character, and students are expected to uphold these pillars in their daily lives.  Chapter membership not only recognizes student accomplishments, but also challenges students to develop their leadership skills. 


Requirements for NHS Members:
- Minimum GPA of 3.5
- Must be a Junior or Senior
- Must uphold the four pillars of academics, leadership, service, and character 
- Once accepted, members must complete 50 hours of community service within the academic school year.  Juniors are required to complete 25 hours. 


Remote Volunteering:
There are dozens of ways students can volunteer online during the pandemic.  Dosomething.org and Points of Light has assembled helpful links to help different organizations online.  Here are a few more digital volunteer opportunities:
-  Bookshare
Adopt a Grandparent 
Salvation Army (they need food and clothes donations)
Smithsonian

Please think about which volunteer opportunities you would like to explore; not all of the volunteer options in the links above are for everyone.  This is by no means an exhaustive list!  Feel free to generate your own volunteer ideas


Application Process:
Students seeking NHS membership must complete the application process during the fall of their Junior or Senior year.  Students need to complete the application and submit on or before the given due date.   Due dates are updated each fall semester.  Applications are then reviewed by a Faculty Committee, and students who are accepted are notified in the fall. 
Note: Seniors who were accepted into NHS last year DO NOT need to reapply.   



2022 Application Process:

If you missed the September 8th informational meeting during lunch, please look at these slides for the NHS requirements. 

All applicants -- Please read this letter regarding the application process before starting your application.  It includes important information and dates.

NHS Application -- Please open the document in Google Docs or Doc Hub so you can fill in the application digitally.  If you prefer, you can also print it, then scan to submit.(Your essay MUST fit within the designated space on the application)

Submit your Application to this Google Form no later than September 30th, 2022 by 10pm.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  No 


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