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National Honors Society

national honors

The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.Membership is based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character.

Advisor: Mr. Vincent Flores

NHS Office rs
President: Maureen Guthormsen
Vice-President: Siri Bandaru
Secretary: Elizabeth Wang
Treasurer: Micha Tattao
Historian: Sharon Lee

2016

Membership Requirements

To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a member of the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes. Candidates must have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one (1) semester.

Scholarship:

  • Candidate must have a minimum unweighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 if enrolled in at least one (1) Honors or Advanced Placement course.
  • OR

    • Candidate must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 if not enrolled in any Honors or Advanced Placement courses.

    AND

    • Candidate must be on the A-G track by the start of their 12th grade year.

    12th grade applicants: Must be on the A-G track

    11th grade applicants: If not on the A-G track during time of application, candidate will have 2 semesters to get on track or membership will be dismissed

    10th grade applicants: If not on the A-G track during time of application, candidate will have 4 semesters to get on track or membership will be dismissed

    A current official transcript must be attached to the application.

    Service:

    • Candidate must complete 40 hours of community service within the year. No more than 15 of those hours can be earned from another club or organization.

    AND

    • Candidate will complete one (1) service project per year. These projects shall have the following characteristics:
      • Fulfill a need within the school or community
      • Have the support of the administration and faculty
      • Be appropriate and educationally defensible
      • Be well planned, organized, and executed
      • Be completed by the end of each membership year

      Leadership:

      • Candidate must hold or have held an officer position in a club, organization, or employment. Such positions may include, but are not limited to, team captain, club officers, class officers, a supervisory position at a job, or leader of a band section.

      Character:

      • Candidate must meet all the requirements (receive all high marks) on the CHARACTER, LEADERSHIP, AND SERVICE EVALUATION FORM

      AND

    • Candidate may not have any negative citizenship marks (Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory) in final semester grades for two (2) semesters in a row.

    Essay:

    In a 500-word essay (typed, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-pt. size font, Times New Roman font), the candidate is to explain how they exemplify scholarship, service, leadership, and character. See application packet.

    Deadline for turning in completed application: 2015-2016 school year is September 19th in B-111

    To download application and required materials, pleace click on the following link: Please note, membership in now $30 changes to this on the application will be made ASAP.

    NHS Application

    Any questions? Please do not hesitate to talk to Mrs. Lu in the B building upstairs in the Administration office.

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