National Honor Society
by Pam Smith
The National Honor Society (NHS)
Established in 1921The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Applications for new members (juniors and seniors) have been offered and the applications are due by 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday September 21st. The applications will then be evaluated by the faculty. Then the the students who have met the criteria will be invited into the National Honor Society. An induction ceremony will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.