National Honor Society Sponsor: Mr. Cory McDonald
The purpose of National Honor society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. Thus membership of National Honor Society is based on:
SCHOLARSHIPMembers are required to have and maintain a 3.25 or above cumulative grade point average.
LEADERSHIPMembers are expected to be good role models for others both in and out of the classroom and school. NHS members exercise leadership in the following way:
- is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions.
- demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities.
- exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals.
- contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school.
- is able to delegate responsibilities.
- exemplifies positive attitudes.
- inspires positive behavior in others.
- demonstrates academic initiative.
- successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility, conducts business efficiently and effectively, and is reliable and dependable without prodding.
- demonstrates leadership in classroom, at work, and in school, activities.
- is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted.
CHARACTERMembers are expected to respect others, be honest, maintain high moral standards, and demonstrate a positive attitude. Members must also refrain from engaging in illegal activities (including the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco products, and drugs). NHS members demonstrate character in the following ways:
- takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously.
- exemplifies desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability).
- upholds principles of morality and ethics.
- cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.
- demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability.
- shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others.
- observes instructions and rules, punctuality, and faithfulness both inside and outside of the classroom.
- has powers of concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies.
- manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others.
- actively helps to rid the school of bad influences or environment.
SERVICENHS members must participate in both group and individual service projects. In addition, members are expected to continue to provide service in other ways in the community and school. NHS members serve in the following ways:
- is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.
- participate in some outside activity: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, volunteer services for the aged, poor or disadvantaged, family duties.
- volunteers dependable and well organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance.
- works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities.
- cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school.
- is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition.
- does committee and staff work uncomplainingly.
- shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students.