National Honor Society
Selection Process - Application Requirements
Please contact Ms. Wristbridge with any questions
- Applicants must be in either 11th or 12th grade.
- Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 90 or higher at the time of applying.
- Applicants will be considered based on the contents of a formal application. The application will list: school service, community service, leadership positions, awards/honors received, disciplinary referrals, and will contain the signatures of six current faculty members and the applicant’s guidance counselor and assistant principal.
- GPA and Class Ranking are used only to determine membership eligibility; a high GPA and Class Ranking does not indicate automatic entrance into the NHS.
- Applications must be completed in full. Any applicant leaving any section of the application form blank will not be considered for membership.
- Applications must be verifiable. Any information found to be falsified will result in the disqualification of the applicant.
- The following components of the application form must contain the following:
Applicants are required to demonstrate participation in two or more school service related activities. Participation must have occurred prior to the applicant’s current school year (i.e. an applicant who is in 11th grade must demonstrate activities from the 9th and/or 10th grade years). Since the decision process occurs early in the school year, involvement in service organizations that began in the applicant’s current school year will not be considered.
School Service Activities:
- School Government (Student Council, Class Senate)
- Yearbook Committee
- Newspaper Committee
- P.A. Club
- S.A.V.E. Club
- R.E.B.E.L Club
The listed organizations provide a direct service to the students, faculty and staff of the school. Students participating in these organizations are representing their school/class for the promotion of school pride and service.
Applicants are required to demonstrate participation in two or more community service related activities. Participation must have occurred prior to the applicant’s current school year (i.e. an applicant who is in 11th grade must demonstrate activities from the 9th and/or 10th grade years). Since the decision process occurs early in the school year, involvement in service organizations that began in the applicant’s current school year will not be considered.
Community Service Activities:
- Religiously based organizations
- Youth groups (scouts, etc.)
- Charity organizations
- Events sponsored by school organizations for the betterment of the community (ex. town clean-up, work with the disadvantaged)
- Community Fund-Raisers
Applicants are required to demonstrate two or more examples of leadership (school or community). Leadership is shown through: Showing initiative in promoting school activities, Having a positive influence on peers, Contributing to the Civic improvement of the school, Successfully holding positions in Student Government, Leading others by example, Upholding scholarship and maintaining a loyal school attitude.
- Student Council Officer
- Class Officer
- Club Officer
- Scout Leader
- Church Leader
- Team Captain
- Team Leaders
Applicants should indicate what types of awards and/or honors they have received during their high school careers. Awards can be school and/or community based.
Applicants receiving a disciplinary referral are not automatically disqualified from membership. Referrals are weighed on the severity of the infraction.