National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization that focuses on recognizing and challenging students in areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Created in 1921, NHS is recognized by colleges and is now in its 17th year at LCHS. Selection into the National Honor Society is based on four principle qualities: scholarship, leadership, character and service. Members are selected for admission by the LCHS Faculty Council through a fall application and a minimum 3.0 GPA. The application includes a personal statement as well as a list of extracurricular activities, leadership activities, community service and honors or awards.
During their membership years, students must maintain a minimum grade point average as well as earn honor points, and leading a Group Service Project. At the end of each semester, students must meet a minimum honor point level to maintain their membership (25 honor points) and have completed a minimum amount of service events (2 for the semester). Students can also earn a cord to wear at graduation for meeting the membership requirements for three years, one of which must be their Senior year.