National Honor Society

Contact: Meri Reitman

Brief description of club/activity: The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding junior and senior high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor well-rounded students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Character, Leadership, Scholarship and Service.

Eligibility Requirements: 3.5/4.0 cumulative G.P.A. and approval by the NHS Faculty Council based on Character, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service.

Time Commitment: Must maintain a cumulative 3.5/4.0 G.P.A., attend meetings and activities and complete 15 hours of approved community service each school year.

Meets: Meetings are held during the school year at 7:45 a.m. in Room 202.

Fees: $40 activity fee. This money is due at the beginning of each school year.

Procedure for Joining: Any junior or senior who has a 3.5/4.0 cumulative G.P.A. at the end of the academic school year will receive an application to apply over the summer prior to the junior or senior year. The application for NHS focuses on the areas of Character, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. Each application that is submitted is reviewed and then given a score in the categories of Character, Leadership, Scholarship and Service by the faculty of PHS. Each candidate’s scores are calculated and then given an overall score. A smaller group of faculty members known as the NHS Faculty Council meets to review each candidate’s application and overall score. The NHS Faculty Council then votes and approves students for membership. The candidate will be notified by mail of his/her acceptance or rejection into NHS.

Membership Limit: None

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