The National Honor Society was established by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in 1921, with the purpose 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.
Four main pillars have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These pillars also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.
Invitation and induction into the East High School chapter of the National Honor Society require the following:
Invitation: Juniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above at the end of their first semester will receive an invitation to apply to NHS. Invitations will be sent to students after the first semester grades have been posted. Please note: Performing 30 hours of service does not guarantee admittance – selection to NHS is a competitive process - we encourage students to go above and beyond the minimum requirements.
Application Deadline: All students who apply to NHS must have 30 hours of community service hours completed and properly documented, a complete application and faculty evaluations on file by Monday, March 2, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Induction: If selected by the faculty committee for induction, students will be invited to attend the induction ceremony, which will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the East High School Theater. Once inducted, National Honor Society members will be expected to attend meetings throughout the school year, complete NHS sponsored service projects and adhere to the written National Honor Society Code of Conduct.
Contact: Cynthia Chin, NHS Selection Committee Chair