The National Honor Society is an organization founded to honor students who have excelled in the areas of leadership, scholarship, service and character. Faculty nominations and data forms completed by prospective members are reviewed by a faculty committee that selects students to be honored. Following induction, members are required to maintain the standards of the organization and act as models of behavior for the student body. An organization service program and an individual service program are requirements of membership.
A 93.0 or better average must be attained through the end of the second semester of the sophomore year in all subjects.
Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously; constantly exemplifies desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability); cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.; demonstrates highest standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern and respect for others; observes instructions and rules, punctuality and faithfulness in obligations 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 of 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.
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 qualities; inspires positive behavior in others; demonstrates academic initiative; successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility, conducts business effectively and efficiently, and is reliable and dependable without prodding; demonstrates leadership in the classroom, at work and in school activities; is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility he/she accepts.
Willingness to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude; participates in some outside activity; Girl Scouts; Boy Scouts; church groups, volunteer services for aged, poor, disadvantaged; family duties; volunteers dependable and well-organized assistance , is available on his own time and is sacrificing; works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities; willingness to render cheerfully and enthusiastically any requested service to the school; willingness to represent his/her class or school in interclass or interscholastic competition; willingness to do committee and staff work; readiness to show courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers and students.