NHS

Ralston Valley Chapter

YOU MUST LOG 40 hours (20 school/20 community) by Midnight (do not stay up that late) on April 29th.

NO late hours will be accepted.

National Leadership Week is April 21-27! This is your time to shine! Start brainstorming service ideas! We are going to break up into MANY small groups(4-5), and your group will lead and pursue the fruition of your service idea for this leadership week.

2 ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

1. The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer (EI) Program.

EI is the summer version of a course offered to first year engineering majors at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). The semester-long course has been condensed into four or five weeks. During the program, students complete lab activities in computer, chemical, electrical, computer, civil, mechanical engineering, and materials science. Course materials, including labs and sample quizzes, can be viewed here. Students who earn an A or B in the class receive three college credits from JHU.

This is a great opportunity for students to try college engineering while still in high school. They can decide if they want to pursue an engineering major and which field is of the most interest to them.

Need-based full and partial scholarships are available for commuting students. Students interested in receiving financial aid should apply early.

Below is a link to a video in which past EI students and faculty talk about the program: https://ei.jhu.edu/engineering-overview-video/.

This course is rigorous, and students must have As and Bs in their high school math and science classes. They also must have taken the following subjects to be eligible to apply:

*Algebra II

*Physics or Chemistry

* Trigonometry, or have learned to use the trig functions – up through the application of the laws of sines and cosines to resolve non-right angle triangles in another math course

* Most students are rising Juniors and Seniors in high school

LOCATION: Red Rocks Community College – Lakewood, CO –commuter only For more information, please visit our website: https://ei.jhu.edu.


2. National Youth Science Camp Applications now open for High School Seniors. The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.

Only current seniors can apply. Please encourage students to apply. Deadline is February 28, 2019!

To view the update, click the link below:

http://jeffco.schoology.com/group/48280731/update/1953204295

Meeting Dates: Second Tuesdays 7:30 - 8am in Auditorium, unless otherwise noted

Sept 20th ** THURS** 7:30-8am in the Main Gym- Mr. Creasey will be speaking

Oct 9th

Nov 13th

Dec. 11th

Jan. 22nd

Feb. 12th

Mar. 12th

Apr. 16th

May 13th **7:30-8:30am Sophomores and Juniors Only

The members of the National Honor Society are selected from the junior and senior classes using criteria based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students who wish to be members of this prestigious organization must show a dedication to community service, leadership in school organizations, and exemplary character. Applicants qualify in the fall of their junior year by having a specified GPA of 3.65. National Honor Society members organize a variety of activities in order to raise funds for their various projects which benefit the school and the community.

Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 91.25 percent, 3.65 (on a 4.0 scale) meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.

Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.

Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.

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.