The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921.

NHS membership is an honor and a responsibility. NHS members are counted on to lead, serve, promote learning, and achieve in our school and our community.

NHS requirements

Scholarship

  • Weighted GPA of 3.5 or above and at least five academic classes each semester (pass/fail courses do not count toward this requirement)*

Service

  • 5 hours of volunteer service
  • Serve on one committee or two service projects during
    the year

Leadership/Participation

  • Participation in at least two clubs or school activities*
  • Resume

Character

  • One-page typed essay

Additional requirements:

  • NHS application
  • Membership dues ($10)
  • Mandatory membership meetings**
    • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 @ 2:15 p.m.
      (during 8 th period) OR 3:15 p.m. (after school)
    • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 @ 2:15 p.m.
      (during 8 th period) OR 3:15 p.m. (after school)
    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 @ 2:15 p.m.
      (during 8 th period) OR 3:15 p.m. (after school)
  • Participation in Induction Ceremony
    • Thursday November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.
    • JLDH Performing Arts Center

*Requirements apply to each semester prior to qualification and must be maintained throughout membership. To remain a member in good standing, students must also maintain good personal character.

**If you have an 8 th period, you MUST attend the after-school meetings.

Requirements must be turned in to the Counseling Center by Friday, August 20, 2021, which will indicate intent to participate in National Honor Society.

NHS Sponsor

Jeff Stoehr, Ed.D., Associate Principal