What is NHS?
The River Hill National Honor Society (NHS) is River Hill High School's local chapter of the National Honor Society. The national organization, founded in 1921, seeks "to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools" (NHS Constitution, Article I) . Schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada have local chapters, comprising more than one million students overall.
More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Since its inception at River Hill High School in 1996, the NHS has inducted hundreds of members into its chapter.
During the 2013-2014 school year, the River Hill NHS will continue to sponsor numerous service projects in the hope that its members and the community at large can both benefit. River Hill's local chapter includes selected juniors and seniors as well as transfer members from other schools. Members are required to attend meetings and participate in school-sponsored and individual service activities.