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National Honor Society


Selection Procedure

 To be eligible for membership a candidate must be a member of the sophomore, junior or senior class. Candidates must have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester.

 Candidates must have a cumulative scholastic average of at least 89 percent or 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent standard of excellence. Candidates shall then be evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, and character. No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average.


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, conducting business effectively and efficiently, and without                            prodding, demonstrates reliability and dependability.

                Is a forerunner in the classroom, at work, and in school or community activities.

                Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted.



The student who serves:

                Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.

                Participates in some outside activity: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups; volunteer services for the aged, poor, or                                disadvantaged; family duties.

                Volunteers 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.

                Does committee and staff work without complaint.

                Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students.



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, punctuality, and faithfulness both inside and outside the classroom.

                Has powers of 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.