• National Honor Society

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     NHS
     

    NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 

    Link to website: www.nhs.us

     

    Sponsor:Mrs. Sanderson

    lauren.sanderson@knoxschools.org

     

    President:  Jules Rios

    Vice President:  Bryan Utomo

    Secretary: Meghan Oros

    Treasurer:  Faith Shipley

     

    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.

     

    Eligibility:

    To be considered as a member, students must be a Junior or Senior with a weighted GPA of a 3.5.  Those students will receive an application towards the end of September via student email.  They will turn the application in for the NHS committee to review.  The committee will select inductees based on their leadership, school and community service, work experience, recognitions/awards, and character.  Students will receive an acceptance or rejection email back a few weeks later. All members that were accepted will participate in the induction ceremony, which is held one evening in November in the auditorium.  There is a $15 fee that must be paid their Junior year and Senior year. Seniors will receive a gold cord, gold tassel, the official NHS sticker on their diploma, and they will borrow a stole to wear at graduation, as long as they have paid their fee, completed five NHS hours, and five additional hours (which can come from somewhere else or also from inside club opportunites).  As long as juniors have paid their fee, completed five NHS hours (three have to be tutoring), and five additional hours, they will automatically be a member their Senior year.  

    Service Projects:

    NHS students tutor at Bertelkamp every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the library from 3:45-4:30. They tutor at Saturday School in the library from 8:30-11:30. 

    NHS participates in Fall Festival, helps SGA with Thanksgiving Baskets, volunteers at Rocky Hill Elementary school, sponsors a Homecoming Candidate, volunteers at Young Williams Animal Center and Convenant Hospics, helps a UT student with Basket of Smiles (which provides Easter baskets for homeless and underprivileged children), helps clean and restore the Knoxville National Cemetery, passes out all of the programs at graduation, and volunteers at several walks/runs throughout the year.

Meetings: The first Friday of every month at 8:00am in room 405.