The National Honor Society is a national organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the aeas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. The main purposes of NHS are to create enthusiasm for scholarhip, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in students.
The I.H. Kempner chapter of the National Honor Society inducts new members in their junior year. A GPA of 85/100 is required, and demonstration of service, good character and leadership must be exhibited. Prospective members are required to attend a mandatory meeting in which instructions are given to complete the application process. Invitations are issued after grades are confirmed for the fall semester and inductions are generally held in February or March.
Meetings are held the first Thursday, during the first part of Mega Lunch, in the auditorium or split into two meetings, by alpha split during both the first and second part of Mega Lunch in room 229.
When can a student apply to NHS?
The selection of active members shall be held once a year during the first semester of the school year. New members shall be inducted into the organization in the spring of each year.
When are decisions made?
Selection and inductions occur during the spring semester. The Faculty Council will render a decision as to the selection of each eligible candidate by a majority vote based on scholarship, character evaluation by the faculty, and satisfactory completion by each candidate of the Student Activity Information Form.
Once a student is accepted what are the club requirements?
- Volunteer 15 hours each semester (10 non-sponsored and 5 sponsored)
- Attend every meeting
- Maintain good standing inside and outside of school (no acts of dishonesty)
Demetra Clark (Demetra.Clark@fortbendisd.com)