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National Honors Society

NHS at North Catholic

The Blessed William Joseph Chaminade Chapter of
North Catholic High School

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 honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

2020-2021 Updates for NHS Members and Spring Candidates

The following changes to NHS will immediately be in effect:
 
  • The one-time membership dues is increased to $50 for those members applying in Spring 2021 and beyond.  This dues covers the cost of our national membership as well as an official NHS white satin stole to be worn at graduation. The stole will remain the member’s, and it will not need to be returned to the school. 
  • Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the inability to participate in many of the usual service opportunities, the service requirements are being temporarily reduced.   
      • Current members of NHS must provide documentation of 20 hours of service for the 2020-21 school year by the April deadline (same deadline as the school service requirement).  
      • Candidates applying for membership in the Spring 2021 will need to document the following service hours:
        • Junior applicants will need to document 70 cumulative hours of service by the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. Service hours for consideration begin the day after the completion of the 8th grade year. 
        • Sophomore applicants will need to document 30 cumulative hours of service by the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. Service hours for consideration begin the day after the completion of the 8th grade year. 
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Membership Requirements:

 

New members will be selected during the second semester of each calendar year.

The Constitutional Obligations of all Duly Inducted Members:

  • Dues: There is a required one-time membership fee to be paid prior to induction.
  • Maintaining standards:  Once selected, all members are expected to maintain standards of academic excellence, service, leadership, and character.
  • Chapter Service Project(s):
    All members are expected to participate in any chapter service projects, including peer tutoring.
  • Individual Service Projects(s):  
    In addition to the chapter service project noted above, members are required to perform additional service according to their own talents and interests.  NHS members are expected to complete a minimum average of 20 hours per semester or 40 hours per year of service.
  • Attendance: All chapter members are expected to attend all chapter meetings throughout the course of the year.
 
Please send any inquiries to our NHS Student Advisor, Susan Profeta.