Students are selected to become members of the National Honor Society during their junior or senior years using criteria based on scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students who wish to be members of this prestigious organization must not only receive good grades, but show a dedication to community service, strong leadership, and exemplary character. Applicants can become a member by having a cumulative, weighted GPA of at least 3.50. National Honor Society members organize a variety of activities in order to raise funds for their various projects which seek to benefit the school and the community. Members are required to accumulate at least 30 service hours by the next induction ceremony.
Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative, weighted GPA of at least 3.50 meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.
Service: Service deals with the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community. This should be done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. As part of the application process, students are required to have at least 10 hours of volunteer work that they have done during their high school career. NHS members are expected to accumulate at least 30 service hours by the next Initiation Ceremony.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are creative, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, dependable, and demonstrate a positive attitude. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others. The NHS Application requires at least 10 hours of leadership that the student has done during their high school career.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.
The 2012-2013 NHS Executive Committee:
President: Ken Fester
Vice President: Akash Patel
Secretary: Karolina Roszko
Secretary: Tinsu Joseph