About 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 demonstrate 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 annually participate in activities of NHS and its middle level counterpart, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS).  (from the national NHS brochure)

The Maine South chapter of National  Honor Society follows the guidelines and constitution of the national chartering organization.  Students are invited to join by the faculty at the end of their sophomore or junior years, based on criteria established by the national organization and defined in a local context.  Members must:
  •  maintain a 3.5 GPA,
  • participate (once elected) in the NHS tutoring program at school
  • maintain leadership and community service
  • and continue to demonstrate good character
Please see the links on the sidebar for:
membership information
necessary forms for applicants and current members
Currently known service opportunities
Maine South NHS Bylaws

Pictured below: the 2015 NHS/Park Ridge Youth Commission Color Run, April 11, 2015







Continued service is expected of NHS Members at Maine South; these students are participating in our fundraiser (with the basketball program) for the American Heart Association.