National Honor Society
Sponsor: Dori Neven
Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Service
The National Honor Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Through continued academic achievement, personal growth, leadership involvement, and participation in chapter service activities, members maintain and extend the qualities for which they were selected. In addition, members are to attend monthly meetings and participate in chapter service projects. Membership is both an honor and commitment to the ideals of the society. Selection of members is based upon these pillars.
Requirements for nomination to the National Honor Society:
Scholarship: You must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.4 at all times. At the completion of sophomore year, students who meet this criteria will be mailed an invitation to complete the application.
All students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 4.4. If a student fails to maintain this standard, they will be placed on probation the subsequent semester and are reinstated only if their semester average reaches 4.4. If it does not, they face dismissal from the TPHS chapter of NHS.
Service: The National Honor Society is a service organization. The Faculty Council members are looking for ongoing community service hours that you have completed during each of your high school years.
Students who serve:
Are available and willing to offer assistance
Get along with others and are willing to take on difficult responsibilities
Enthusiastically serve their school and community
Complete all service obligations without complaint
Are courteous to visitors, teachers and students
Participate in at least one community activity
Leadership and Character: NHS students lead by example. All members of NHS must demonstrate exceptional leadership and character qualities. The Professional Council considers the following when reviewing an applicants leadership and character:
A student of exceptional leadership is:
Active in at least three TPHS sponsored clubs or sports team
Demonstrated leadership in promoting school activities
Demonstrate influence on peers in upholding school ideals
Exemplifies positive attitude and is able to delegate responsibilities to completion
Inspires positive behavior in others
Successfully holds offices or positions of responsibility
Demonstrates leadership in the classroom, at work and in school activities
Exhibits dependability in any accepted responsibility
A student of exceptional character:
Exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior like cheerfulness, friendliness, poise and stability
Upholds principles of morality and ethics
Cooperates by complying with school regulations
Shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others.
Adheres to the district handbook regarding school rules, cheating and plagarism
Membership Selection Process: Any junior or senior student who has a cumulative GPA of 4.4/5.0 will automatically receive a membership application in September. Applications are reviewed by the Professional Council with all pillars being considered. The Professional Council consists of four faculty members and the Assistant Principal of Student Activities. All decisions of the Faculty Council are final. There is no appeal process. Students are highly encouraged to complete applications thoroughly, neatly and accurately. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.