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The National Honor Society consists of students that have demonstrated exceptional scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  Applicants are invited to join in September of their junior or senior year providing that their GPA is at or above a 3.5000 (note the GPA is not rounded). 

The membership application will focus on service and leadership.  Students will have a few weeks to obtain signatures and to complete the application.  A five-member National Honor Society Faculty Council will review the applications and may ask students to come in for an interview during the month of October if further information is needed.  Students will also be required to update their activities on their Xello Profile (instructions here).  Final Faculty Council decisions are sent to students in November. 

National Honor Society members are required to do service projects.  Service is where one has done something on behalf of others (not including family members) for which one has received no compensation (monetary, for credit, or otherwise).  Service can be individual or group projects done in or out of school.

Candidates will also have to demonstrate leadership. Leadership is exemplified when one is responsible for teaching, directing, or motivating others.  Typical positions could be an elected club officer, team captain, or committee chairperson.  

A few candidates may be asked to come in for an interview to clarify information given in the application.  Some questions asked by the faculty council are:

  • Why you want to become a National Honor Society member?
  • What service projects are you interested in completing as a National Honor Society member?
  • How have you demonstrated your talents as a leader?
  • What obstacles have you had to overcome in your position as a leader?

Here is a helpful PowerPoint presentation that is shared with potential candidates.

Students need to maintain their GPA at a 3.5000 or above and do ten hours of community service each semester and ten hours of summer community service if inducted as a junior.  Members must demonstrate exemplary character and follow the membership expectations.

Important 2021-22 Application Dates:

  • Friday, September 10, 2021 Invitations are sent to 11th and 12th grade students with a GPA of 3.500 or higher (no rounding).

  • Friday, October 1, 2021 Completed Applications are due at 2:10 P.M.
  • October 5th - November 11th Faculty Council Interviews are conducted.
  • Friday, November 12, 2021 Acceptance Letters are sent out.
  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:10 P.M. Induction Rehearsal in EHS Auditorium.
  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021 6:00 P.M. Induction Ceremony in EHS Auditorium.

 

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