Welcome


The National Honor Society is a
service
organization where student members participate in a variety of volunteer activities.
Members are expected to uphold the qualities of service, leadership, character, and scholarship while being actively involved in their school and in their community.
The National Honor Society recognizes these students for demonstrating excellence in these four pillars and encourages them to continue challenging and improving themselves through school and community service.

 

If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay
If, through it all
You've nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost
Then count that day as worse than lost.

~George Eliot



NHS in a Nutshell

Current Members: 

 1. Complete one (1) NHS mandatory activity.  
2. Perform at least 25 hours of volunteer community service. Service must benefit the community 
    a. No more than five (5) hours of service in any single event counts toward the 25 hour requirement 
    b. Document via letters from the sponsors 
    c. Turn in hours in the marking period in which they were earned
    d. Hours earned as an integral part of a PINK slip organization--or their Booster Club--do NOT count toward the 25 hour minimum. 
            (No double-dipping rule)
    e. Double-dipping rule applies to coursework as well: You may not submit classwork for volunteer hours or submit a class as an organization. 
3. Actively participate in at least one (1) school-sponsored organization/sport/club (PINK slip). 
4. Maintain 3.5 or better cumulative GPA. 
5. Demonstrate leadership and be of good character.





Any member or prospective member may see Ms. Murphy in room 238 or may email her at amurphy@ucfsd.net 
with any questions/concerns.

NHS Candidate Selection packets are available under Candidate Checklist  on the right side Navigation bar.  Candidate eligibility letters are mailed home in early July to rising juniors and seniors after final grades are posted.  


Please remember that NHS requires community service, not just volunteering.  This means that the student’s volunteer service must provide a community benefit.  Additionally, for a student’s hours to qualify as volunteer community service, the student may not benefit from his/her service.  Hence, a student may not earn NHS volunteer service credit while volunteering for a Booster organization or other group that supports one of the student’s reported school-sponsored organizations/clubs.

Prospective Members

(rising juniors and seniors):

 1. Perform at least 25 hours of volunteer community service. Service must benefit the community 
        a. No more than five (5) hours of service in any single event counts toward the 25 hours 
        b. Document via letters from the sponsors 
        c. hours earned as an integral part of a PINK slip organization--or Booster Club--do NOT count toward the 25 hour minimum. (No double-dipping rule)
        e. Double-dipping rule applies to coursework as well: You may not submit classwork for volunteer hours or submit a class as an organization. 

2. Actively participate in at least one (1) school- sponsored organization/sport/club. 
3. Maintain 3.5 or better cumulative GPA 
4. Demonstrate leadership and be of good character 
5. Complete selection packet by Sept. 3rd
6. Final selection determined by a vote of the NHS Faculty Council