Vice Presidents -
Molly Newman (Room 701) - email@example.com.
How to Become a Member of NHS
The informational slides below detail the minimum qualifications for NHS membership.
Applications for 23/24 National Honor Society are now available. Click the link below to view the application process and to access the application. Decisions regarding membership will be shared in September.
Letters of Rec should be done ELECTRONICALLY!
Applications and recommendations are due to Mrs. Newman on Friday, June 30 at 3:00 p.m. Please do not wait until the last minute! Read the directions on the application carefully and email Mrs. Newman if you have any questions.
To become a member, students must possess the four pillars of NHS: leadership, scholarship, character, and service.
At Great Oak, we define the criteria for membership as follows:
- 3.6 cumulative GPA or above
- dedication to studies and academic pursuits
- 2 or more significant leadership positions that have been elected or appointed
- Must have been maintained for 6 months or more (We know with COVID this may have been difficult. Applications are evaluated on a case by base basis.)
- 65+ significant and varied community service hours
- Dedication and passion for true service beyond just volunteering
- No academic integrity violations
- Positive faculty council observations and feedback
- Students will need to provide 4 references: one from their most significant leadership position, one from their most significant service endeavor, and two character references.
In the spring, sophomores and juniors with a 3.6 cumulative GPA or above are invited to apply. They will attend an informational meeting and then fill out an application. After submitting their application, references will be contacted in the fall and then our five-teacher Faculty Council will meet to read and vote on the applications. In the early fall, acceptance and denial letters will be sent out and students will be inducted.
Welcome to the National Honor Society page!
"The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service." -from NHS.us