What is NHS exactly? NHS stands for National Higher or Honor Society. It is an honorary organization for students who have a 3.2 Grade Point Average and who have been chosen by a selection committee of teachers. National Honor Society is a by-invitation club that recognizes the qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, and service in our juniors and seniors. Students in NHS are required to complete 40 service hours a year (five per month).
According to the national organization’s goals, NHS hopes “to recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy.”
How do you get accepted into National Honor Society? Only Juniors and Seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 can be considered for membership. This makes it important for freshmen and sophomores to maintain good grades in their first two years of high school. The faculty is then asked for input as to leadership and character. Invitations are extended in the fall of the school year.
NHS meets once a month on the third Tuesday during A lunch. There are many opportunities for service hours which are presented at each meeting. In addition, the group sponsors the blood drives at Lanphier each year, and many NHS members participate. Also, there are two fundraisers each year. If enough funds are raised, the money is used to present 3-4 scholarships to graduating NHS members.
You can apply for NHS by getting an application from the Academic Office or an NHS staff member or have a teacher nominate you. Having a teacher nomination will increase your chances of getting accepted. Once you are in NHS, then you must maintain your membership, keep your grades up, and stay out of trouble. Failing to uphold the membership requirements for NHS, can result in your dismissal from the group.
The 2017-2018 NHS senior officers are:
- President- Cyrus Rhodes
- Vice President- Morgan Mayberry
- Secretary- Chloe Bellot
- Treasurer- Ny’Torious McCoy
Ms. Lori Hedges is in charge of Lanphier’s NHS. Applications can be found outside of room 131. The other NHS faculty staff are Ms. Chelsey Ziebler, Ms. Brandy Stubberfield, Ms. Tammy Wilcox, and Ms. Geri Walsh. If you need more information, you can contact any of these teachers, or go to this link NHS information.