Welcome to NHS at CHS
The National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, 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 their beginnings in 1921.
Current Members: Katelyn Kuhlman, Lexie Harrison, Michelle Smith, Cassie Wentela, Adam McDonald,
National Honor Society
Candidate and Member Selection
A student’s cumulative weighted grade point average determines initial SCHOLARSHIP. When a student takes academic initiative,inspires positive behavior in others, exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals and exemplifies positive attitudes, he or she is exercising LEADERSHIP. A student who acts on behalf of others without any financial or material compensation demonstrates SERVICE. A person of CHARACTER manifests respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
2. If a student meets criteria 1, the Faculty Council will request that he or she provide the following documentation to support his/her candidacy for membership:
· a completed Student Information Form, which identifies leadership positions held,service completed, extra-curricular participation, work experience and any other recognition or awards earned during the high school career. Activities prior to ninth grade do not count.
· a statement of intent (essay) explaining why the student desires to hold membership in CHS.
3. In the fall, five Faculty Council members will evaluate each candidate’s student activity form and essay. Sample copies of the Faculty Council’s evaluation forms are included in the eligible candidate’s Student Information Form. After reviewing the applications, the selection committee will either recommend qualified members for membership or not. Four Faculty Council members must agree to recommend a candidate for that student to receive a membership invitation. The high school principal must then approve each of the Faculty Council’s recommendations. The CHS advisor does not make recommendations for membership. The Faculty Council is and will always be anonymous before, during and after the selection process.
The selection process takes about two weeks to complete, depending on the number of candidates. Students will receive a selection decision in a timely manner. Please encourage all eligible students and parents to review this procedure as posted on our CHS website at the following address http://www.constps.org, to ask questions of the advisor (Mrs. French) and to model the four National Honor Society ideals. Thank you.