NHS offers new opportunities to serve our school, community and place of worship.  If  you were not at the last meeting, see Mrs. Haugen about the agenda!!!

    Twenty hours are the minimum requirement per semester and more are great.  Community service hours help to determine the NHS Volunteer of the Year.
    Chapter Regulations

    All chapters are governed by the national NHS constitution.  Local needs and conditions are addressed through the chapter bylaws.

    The NHS constitution provides eligibility for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Freshmen are not eligible for NHS membership.

    Active members must maintain the standards by which they were selected and meet obligations as determined by the chapter bylaws.

    Guidelines for Selection

    The constitution provides clear guidelines for selecting members.  Selection is based on four criteria:  scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  To fulfill the scholarship requirement, students must have a cumulative scholastic average of 95.

    All SHS students in 10th and 11th grade with a 95.0 average are then given the activity form for completion.  This paper must be returned by a stated deadline for any further consideration for membership.  The activity forms are given to the Faculty Council by the chapter sponsor along with the recommendations of other interested faculty members.

    Membership is an honor bestowed upon a select group of students by the faculty council on behalf of the school faculty.  Students who are selected as inductees for NHS will be announced at a special school assembly.  Inductees will attend another ceremony for the actual induction into membership of the National Honor Society.

    Failure to attend the induction ceremony negates membership.  Once a member is removed for any reason, the member has a week to make an appointment to appeal to the Faculty Council.  This selection is an honor and not a right. 


    Cindy Haugen