National Honor Society is a national honors organization that was 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.
All selection of new Honor Society members is undertaken at the local chapter (school) level. Interested students can find out from the chapter advisers when they become eligible for membership (what grade level), and what the criteria for selection are. Students who are identified as being eligible based on their academic performance (thus making them "candidates" for membership) can complete an application portfolio and submit it to the advisers. Once a candidate is selected by the local selection committee, known as the Faculty Council, a student is awarded membership in the local chapter at a special induction ceremony. Members maintain active participation in NHS while enrolled at MHS and must maintain their excellence in the four pillars in order to remain in good standing with the organization.