What is National Honors Society?

Being a top tier student can have its perks.

National Honor Society (NHS) is a program that recognizes outstanding achievements done by outstanding students. NHS is all about Service, leadership, academics and character to self, school, and community. NHS was founded by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

You can apply to become a NHS member if you have a 3.5 GPA and have a clean record, which means to have a record with no criminal history. Most members in NHS are sophomores to seniors. NHS members tend to strive for high academic achievement and promote community service. When applying to NHS you have to be nominated by at least “5 teachers or a faculty council,” said CHS sponsor Fernando Veramontes.

The current president of NHS is a second-year member, Janet Hernandez. She is currently a senior at Chaparral High School. There are “currently 21 members, processing qualified juniors and senior,” Viramontes said. 

Not only do you have to work in this organization you have to have to have hours in the club. “About ten hours with the adviser and at least twenty hours per semester as community service.” Viramontes stated, “Being an NHS sponsor takes a lot of time and effort, but worth it working with outstanding students.”

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