National Honor Society
Advisor: Cassidy Boles
North Stokes High School National Honor Society
Scholarship Leadership Service Character
Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. Our chapter has worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Our chapter strives to give practical meaning to the Society’s standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four ideals are considered as the basis for selection. No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average. The National Honor Society strives to recognize the total student—one who excels in all of these areas. The standards used for selection are:
Scholarship: Minimum 3.5 unweighted cumulative GPA
Leadership, service, and character: as demonstrated by activities and teacher evaluations
Membership, however, is more than an honor. It is an ongoing responsibility and an obligation to continue to demonstrate those outstanding qualities that result in a student’s selection. Membership also carries a responsibility to the chapter. If our NHS chapter is to be effective and meaningful, each member must become involved.
Membership obligations include an induction ceremony, attendance at meetings, participation in service projects, and payment of dues. Members must submit a total of 10 community service hours and pay $20 in yearly dues. Members who successfully complete obligations their senior year will be allowed to wear the NHS stole at graduation. Loss of membership may result from not meeting obligations or for moral or disciplinary reasons as described in the by-laws.