PROCEDURE FOR NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SELECTION
The induction for National Honor Society will take place in the spring so the student’s GPA can be based on five semesters, one of which includes the junior year.
To meet the requirement of scholarship, a student must have an accumulative GPA of 3.4 or above at the end of the first semester of his/her junior year.
To meet the requirement of service, a student must take part in at least 30 hours of service projects during his/her freshman, sophomore, and junior years. Service projects can involve community, church, or school activities that a student volunteers for and provides dependable and well-organized assistance. Service hours cannot be done during class time, unless it is a supervised class or activity
. To achieve leadership, a student must take part in at least one activity that displays leadership, responsibility, reliability and dependability during his/her freshman, sophomore, and junior years. (e.g. an officer or active member of an organization either at school, work, church or community; or a participant in a sport) The student must provide a letter of endorsement from the sponsor of the organization or the team coach verifying the leadership qualities.
To achieve character, faculty will rate each student (with whom they’ve had direct contact in the classroom or in extra-curricular activities) from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) in the area of Character. In order to become a member the candidate must receive an average vote of 3.50 or higher in the area of Character.
Any or all students who have the 3.4 GPA must provide all the above documentation to the NHS advisor. The Principal will appoint a Faculty Council consisting of five teachers annually. Neither the NHS advisor nor the Principal can be a member of this Council. The Faculty Council will review all candidates that have provided the necessary documentation to the NHS advisor.
The Council will then vote on each candidate. If a member of the Council feels that a candidate is not eligible for induction into NHS he/she must give a reason why. A candidate must be selected by at least three of the five Council members.
The Lowellville High School chapter of the NHS shall write bylaws to amplify sections of the Constitution of the National Honor Society and to clarify operating procedures. The bylaws shall contain information concerning the election and duties of officers, the schedule of meetings, member’s obligation, and the like. **The requirements for National Honor Society may be amended at any time by the NHS Faculty Council and the building Principal.