National Honor Society
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.
To learn more about the Sanderson Chapter, visit www.sandersonnationalhonorsociety.weebly.com
Academics, community service, leadership and character are the four pillars of NHS membership. The academic qualification is a 3.5 unweighted GPA. On the application, students will provide information about their community service and leadership roles. The faculty committee that reviews these applications looks for leadership here at Sanderson High School. Student council, team captain, line or section leader in band or choir are examples of leadership roles. Essentially, students must show that they have been responsible for planning and organizing some activity and directing the work of others in that activity.
The committee will also look for an enduring commitment to community service. This may be something to consider over the summer! A single episode or once-yearly project typically does not satisfy this requirement. Ongoing service is the standard.
If the committee approves a student’s application, character evaluation forms are completed by all of the student’s teachers. If a student receives a consistently high rating from them, he/she will have met the final criteria for membership and will be tapped one day during class for a surprise celebration as well as receive a letter via mail. The Induction Ceremony is mandatory and is scheduled for October 24 at 6pm.
National Art Honor Society
In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the NAHS program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The program supports members in their efforts to attain the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
To learn more about the Sanderson chapter, contact faculty advisors Ange Cretarolo or Abigail Tucker Gravatt.