National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is an American organization with chapters in high schools all across the United States, several U.S. territories, and Canada.  The Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

It is estimated that more than 1 million students participate in NHS activities today.

The NHS students are dedicated to 4 core values – scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Since 1946, the National Honor Society has been giving out generous scholarship awards.

The Purpose of the Society

The National Honor Society has 4 purposes:

How to get into NHS?

  1. Maintain your GPA;
  2. Practice good study skills;
  3. Do well on standardized tests;
  4. Be a leader;
  5. Volunteer;
  6. Stay out of trouble;
  7. Find a local chapter;
  8. Find a teacher to nominate you for NHS;
  9. Apply for NHS;
  10. Obtain candidate status;
  11. Work hard on your application;
  12. Maintain membership.

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