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National Honor Society

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.

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.         (From the National Honors Society website) 

NHS members are involved in a variety of activities and events, including:
Induction ceremony for new members
9th Grade Orientation
Homecoming
Race for the Cure
Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive
Adopt-a-Family
Bowl-a-Thon
JDRF Walk
And much much more!

Requirements

Students in grades 10-12 are eligible to be members of the NHS with the following qualifications:
A 3.3 Cumulative GPA
Recommendations from 4 faculty members
A completed application demonstrating their service, leadership, and character
To remain a member in good standing, a member must participate in projects, activities, and fundraisers. Attendance is required at meetings to maintain membership and privileges. 

Sponsors: Tara Spinelli (tspinelli@bcps.org) and Lindsey Plourde (lplourde@bcps.org)

National Honor Society Constitution
NHS Eligibility Requirements

Updated 8/21/2016