National Honor Society
The main purpose of the NHS is to create enthusiasm for scholarship (academics), stimulate a desire to render service (community service), promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. Selection for membership is based on these four pillars: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. Members of the NSHS NHS must have a 6.0 on the weighted GPA scale of 10.0. All students are considered candidates until they have been inducted into the NSHS chapter. All candidates are required to keep their GPA above a 6.0, participate in twenty hours of community service, along with two service projects a year. The advisers send out teacher recommendation forms at the end of every school year. These forms help them ensure that the candidates are upholding good leadership and character throughout the school year. Advisers sit down and look at all the above criteria when making decisions of who is eligible for membership. Candidates become members when they attend the NHS Induction Ceremony. The induction ceremony is a time where we can come together and honor these students.
Last year students were able to use the Fall Festival as a service project. The other service project was a community litter clean up day. We collected 34 bags of trash. This year students were again allowed to use the Fall Festival as one service project and we had a cemetery clean up day. We raked 84 bags of leaves and cleaned up branches that were littering the community cemetery.
Last year students were handed out medals and were able to wear a NHS stole at graduation. This year students will receive a NHS membership pin and also be allowed to wear the NHS stole at graduation. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 15th at 1:00.
2015- 2016 NHS Members
This years inductees are:
Juan Daniel Porras
Miguel Julian Suarez
Jose Charlie Pacheco