National Honor Society
What is 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 honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. It is important to understand that chapter membership not only recognizes students for their past accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Membership is awarded by a vote of a faculty council, representing the faculty as a whole. Membership is "an honor bestowed upon a select group of students by the faculty council...' in accordance with the National Honor Society Constitution, and is not a right accorded the academically eligible student. Membership in the National Honor Society is an award from the Von Steuben faculty and, as any award, is a privilege and not a right of any student.
NHS members are committed to the pursuit of knowledge. As life-long learners, they see every experience as a chance to gain understanding.
NHS members are expected to perform voluntary service in your school or community "with a positive, courteous and enthusiastic spirit."
NHS members display leadership qualities at school or community activities. Members participate in a variety of engaging extracurricular activities in and out of school.
NHS members consistently display good character traits, including, morality, cooperation, honesty, reliability and courtesy. NHS Members are model students.
Students are invited to join NHS based on outstanding performance in the following areas: scholarship; leadership; service and personal character.
Membership in NHS is open to rising* juniors and seniors who have attended Von Steuben for at least one semester and have a unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher. Additionally, candidates are required to have already completed a number of service learning hours prior to their invitation (rising juniors need 20; rising seniors need 30).
*The term "rising" refers to the grade students will be in the following school year.
The selection process begins in the spring with the following steps:
*Timeline may be subject to change; we appreciate your patience and flexibility!
REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP
NHS members must:
NHS members who fail to meet the requirements for membership will be notified, placed on probation and a dismissal hearing will be scheduled.*
NHS members involved in a Category 5 or 6 violations resulting in 3 or more days of suspension automatically revoke their membership.*
*There is no right to membership. It is a privilege bestowed upon a student by the faculty of the school.” -- National Honor Society Handbook (2010)
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Mr. Joseph Trpkosh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2019-2020 NHS OFFICERS
President: Fatoumata Dioubate
Vice President: Braulio Puente
Activities Director: Emily Saluga
Secretary: Brandon Banh