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 over one million students participate in activities of the NHS and its middle level counterpart, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 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 providing community service.
NHS Memebership Criteria
Membership in the National Honor Society is more than just an honor roll. The National Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built. The selection process and criteria are established by the Faculty Council of Southern Garrett High School for the Foster D. Bittle Chapter of the National Honor Society. The Faculty Council is appointed annually by the Principal. The process towards membership begins with the nomination process, proceeds to Probationary membership, and ends with Induction into the National Honor Society. Recently, the Faculty Council met to set grade requirement criteria for the selection of incoming nominees. Students in either the 11th or 12th grade who meet the scholarship criteria, a cumulative weighted grade point average of 3.7, are nominated for membership to the National Honor Society for the 2018-19 school year. The grade point average is taken from the end of the prior school year. This grade criteria would also be used for determination of probationary membership and full membership for the incoming 2018-19 groups and subsequent groups. Please contact the Foster D. Bittle Chapter Advisor Ms. Heather Savage with any questions.
For more information on Southern HS Honor Society contact Heather Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org