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 areas 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 scholarships, 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 specific GPA minimum is required, a 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 (GPA requirements met) for the fall semester and inductions are generally held in February or March.Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, at 6:50 am & 2:55 pm in the auditorium.
When can a student apply to NHS?
Seniors that were inducted, and are on an active membership roster, will conduct business beginning in the fall semester. New members, who are current juniors, meeting all requirements for applications and accepted for membership, shall be inducted into the organization in the spring semester of the students'junior year.
When are decisions made?
Selection and inductions occur during the spring semester of the students'junior year. 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 / Application Packet.
Once a student is accepted, what are the club requirements?
- Volunteer 15 hours each semester (10 non-sponsored and 5 sponsored)
- Attend every meeting & arrive five minutes earlier than the stated start time.
- Maintain good standing inside and outside of school (NO acts of dishonesty/inappropriate character)
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