National Honor Society
National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization devoted to acknowledging high school students who have excelled in four characteristics during their high school years. These four characteristics are Leadership, Service, Character, and Scholarship. NHS members make every effort to work for the betterment of their community.
Every high school that is part of NHS has its own set of rules an standards that have been approved by the school board. Any Junior achieving a cumulative grade point average of a 3.6 or higher at the completion of their Sophomore year shall be eligible to be considered for the selection of National Honor Society. Secondly, they must exhibit outstanding leadership qualities, character, and service during their years in high school.
Once the student has become a member, they must retain their GPA and attend all NHS meeting as well as complete a service requirement during the school year.
Four Pillars of NHS
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically…. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.
– Warren G. Bennis
I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worse from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immbolized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have; life itself.
– Walter Anderson
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
– Albert Schweitzer