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National Honor Society

The 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. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

To qualify for NHS, a student must be junior or senior and meet requirements in scholarship, character, service and leadership. Selection to NHS is a privilege bestowed upon the student not a right. If a student is caught plagiarizing or cheating, she will be removed from or ineligible for that subject area’s Honor Society. NHS members perform both in-school services, such as tutoring and ushering at school functions, and services to the larger community.