Pennsbury National Honor Society
Welcome to Pennsbury's National Honor Society (NHS) website. My name is Shawn Zurybida, and I am the current adviser for the NHS. This site is intended for current NHS students; however, if you are in need of NHS volunteers, please click the link to request volunteers: Helper Request Link. Additionally, if you are in grades 9-11, and you would like more information about the NHS, please select the "Prospective Members" tab at the top of the page.
"Membership in the National Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. Students selected for membership are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character that were the basis for their selection." (1) Pennsbury juniors with a minimum 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA receive an invitation to petition the National Honor Society during March of their junior year. For successful candidates, Spring Induction is scheduled for April 25, 2019. Seniors with a 3.5 weighted GPA (not previously inducted as juniors) are invited to petition the National Honor Society during September of their senior year. Induction for the fall is scheduled for October 26, 2018.
The four pillars of the NHS are Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. To be inducted and remain a member in good standing, students must show evidence of these pillars. Acceptance into the NHS is based on the following criteria:
- Maintaining a 3.5 or greater weighted GPA prior to and following induction
- Completing 15 hours of community service prior to induction (grades 9-11) and completing an additional 8 hours once inducted
- Exhibiting leadership in the school and the community prior to induction (verified through a completed and signed form on the application)
- Demonstrating positive role model characteristics within the school and community
The answers to many questions or concerns regarding NHS can be found by navigating through the pages of this website; however, if questions still remain, current or potential members of the NHS (not parents or guardians) should contact me personally through email or by stopping by my room (East 219) with questions of their status in NHS.
Please see the tabs at the top of the page for information about Pennsbury's NHS chapter.
About the National Honor Society:
"The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service." (1)
1. NHS, www.nhs.us/.