National Honor Society
|Qualifications for National Honor Society|
Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is based on a student's fulfillment of four requirements. Members of the sophomore, junior and senior class who meet all four requirements and complete an application will be admitted to the National Honor Society.
The four basic requirements for membership are scholarship, leadership, service, and character
Students are eligible to apply for NHS membership if they demonstrate academic achievement by achieving a 3.5 or higher.
Grade point average will not be rounded to meet the minimum requirement.
According to the National Honor Society standards, the student who exercises leadership:
is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions
demonstrates initiative 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 attitudes
inspires positive behavior in others
demonstrates academic initiative
successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility; conducts business effectively and efficiently; and demonstrates reliability and dependability
is a leader at work and in school or community activities
is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted
is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.
The National Honor Society standards require that a student:
volunteers and provides dependable and well-organized assistance, is gladly available and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance
works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities
cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school
is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition
participates in some activity outside of school: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, youth groups affiliated with religious institutions, volunteer services for the aged, poor, or disadvantaged
mentors persons in the community or students at other schools
shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students
The Huckabay chapter of the NHS requires members to participate in a variety of HISD activities but also to serve the greater community outside of the school.
Each eligible student will be evaluated by the faculty and administration according to the National Honor Society standards for good character, which state the student of character:
takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability)
upholds principles of morality and ethics
cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc. demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; observes instructions and rules
exhibits concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies
manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others
actively helps rid the school of bad influences or environment
|Application and Membership|
Eligible students are responsible for completing an application and documenting their service/activity hours.
The Faculty Council will evaluate the requirements of scholarship, leadership, service, and character for each eligible candidate. Final selection of the National Honor Society is the responsibility of the Faculty Council.
NHS Membership is to be maintained through both academic success and personal contributions to the leadership of the student body. All National Honor Society members are expected to maintain membership requirements of the National Honor Society, including GPA, and to take part in National Honor Society service projects.
Applications are due April 30th