National Honor Society
Advisor: Rebecca Mattson
Students who are juniors or seniors that have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above are eligible to apply for the National Honor Society. National Honor Society is a prestigious academic organization based on the four principles of scholarship, character, leadership and service. Membership in NHS requires participation in all four areas reflected in the four part application in order to be considered for membership. A panel made up of teaching faculty, counselors, advisors, and administration will review the applicants and offer membership to those who meet the designated criteria. Induction to the National Honor Society is held in the fall.
Scholarship: Students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA throughout their tenure in NHS. Any student not maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA after third quarter will be dismissed from the organization, as scholarship is the baseline factor in determining eligibility.
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 healthy lifestyle. Students must be in good standing in their school and community, with no incidences of academic integrity issues, discipline referrals, legal issues, etc. within one year of application to NHS.
Leadership: Student leaders exhibit drive and initiative in school as well as in the community. They are classroom leaders who contribute to discussion, are motivated group members, positively participate to the classroom environment, and encourage others to do the same. Students leaders also are responsible for directly supervising or motivating others, either in elected or appointed leadership or supervisory positions in the school, community, church, at work, etc., or through personally-initiated projects that illustrate leadership skills.
Service: This quality is defined through voluntary contributions made by the students to the school or the community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. First-year members are required to do a minimum of 30 service hours to maintain returning membership to NHS to following year, and second-year members are required to do a minimum of 35 hours to earn the right to wear the NHS collar at graduation. Service hours earned for NHS may NOT be used for other service obligations. (For example, if you are a Student Council member, decorating hallways for SnoFest is considered part of your obligation to Student Council and cannot be used as service hours for NHS.) If you have questions about this, see the NHS Advisor.