National Honor Society
NHS Response Letters may be picked up in room C 223 before school, third block or after school.
We had 141 applications. Of those students, 85 reached the score of 62 or better out of the rubric total of 76. We do not have a limit and the number accepted each year varies. The rubric is directly attached to all four pillars of NHS: scholarship (unweighted GPA), citizenship/service, leadership and character. Each one of these is addressed in the application as it is in our rubric. A committee reviews and scores the applications which are numbered with no identifying information on it. NHS at Hough is highly competitive, and the applicants must be strong in all four components not just academics. Sophomores may apply again next year.
Congratulations to the new board officers for the 2019-2020 year:
- Ben Anderson
- William Dorgan
- Kaitlyn Roper
- Kenza Benazzouz
- Katie Craig
- Mason Lemon
- Alec Wells
2018-2019 Board Officers:
Mia Noonan President
Courtney Frye VP Seniors
Anthony Ng VP Juniors
Jenna Carlet Activity Chair
Paige Powell Communications Chair
Gabbi Goelz Service Chair
Calendar for NHS Meetings
Juniors Seniors New Members
Our meetings will be the fourth week in a month unless otherwise noted. Juniors will meet on Tuesdays and Seniors on Thursdays.
NHS Application for Sophomores and Juniors 2019 is now closed.
If you are a sophomore or junior with a 3.5 unweighted GPA, leadership, service, and of good character you may apply to NHS for the 2019 school year. Please print the following application, recommendation forms, and carefully read the instructions. PRINT EACH PAGE SEPARATELY. DO NOT PRINT ON BOTH SIDES. The form is due no later than March 22, 2019 as a hard copy to Mrs. Vey. This form must be checked in with her in order to be a valid application. A teacher recommendation is also required. Please do not ask a teacher at the last minute for this recommendation. A committee will be reviewing applications and please note that NHS membership is very competitive and the application is not a guarantee of membership.
Application link and Recommendation form:
Teacher Recommendation form:
203 Old Statesville Road in Huntersville
(10 minutes away from Hough)
Lydia’s Loft is connected to First Baptist Church of Huntersville but they welcome all volunteers. The mission of Lydia’s Loft is to provide clothing for free to people in need in our local area. Teen volunteers can greet guests, fold and sort clothing items, and stock the shelves. Students interested in volunteering should send an email or call ahead to let the other volunteers know they will be coming. Students can volunteer weekly, monthly, or whenever they have free time or need service hours. Lydia’s Loft will keep a log of your hours if you choose to go multiple times and will sign service logs when needed.
Historic Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road in Charlotte, NC
(30 minutes away from Hough)
Historic Latta Plantation is a plantation site from the early 1800s that educates the public on American and local history. Students should have an interest in history and enjoy working with all types of people. Your personal experiences and interests will determine exactly what you would do as a volunteer. Students should be committed to volunteering on a regular basis, but the hours will be flexible with your schedule. Volunteers should have their own reliable transportation and must be 16 or older. Contact or visit Historic Latta Plantation if you are interested.
Cornelius Branch: 21105 Catawba Avenue
The Cornelius Branch of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library is in need of teen volunteers for the fall semester. Students interested in Volunteering at the public library should be committed to weekly hours and have organization skills. Some volunteer activities include shelving books, helping guests find specific books, helping elementary schoolers with their homework, or reading with young children. You will have to apply to become a volunteer (using the link above), but having consistent hours and working close to home is the quickest and best way to get service hours.
Mastery Exchange Program
Room C109 at Hough
Talk to Mrs. Viteri
Thursdays afterschool 2:30-4:30
If you are interested in helping your peers in school (subjects like Math, English, Social Studies, Science) and have an interest in practicing Spanish this program is for you! Students that volunteer as tutors/helpers will help their fellow students reach their goals, and in exchange, can practice or learn Spanish from the students that they help or other volunteers. Mastery Exchange is run by Bilingual Leadership on Thursday Afternoons (2:30-4:30). Mrs. Viteri appreciates students that come week after week and not when they feel like it. Talk to Mrs. Viteri in C109 if you are interested or have questions.
1150-C Crews Road in Matthews, NC
(40 minutes from Hough)
Bright Blessings is an organization that provides cheer to people in the Charlotte area. They have programs that provide birthday parties or school supplies to local children in need. It is a super fun and super cute charity. Getting a group of friends, your family, or another organization like a church group is the best way to volunteer. Contact Bright Blessings to see how you can help. This opportunity is great if you need service hours, but want to work on a single project rather than have weekly or regular hours.