National Honor Society
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Link to website: www.nhs.us
President: Samaya Baljepally
Vice President: Nithya Chilukuri
Treasurer: Claire Blakenship
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.
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 from their 2ndblock teacher. 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 letter back from their 2ndblock teacher. 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, and the official NHS sticker on their diploma as long as they have paid their fee, completed five NHS hours, and five additional hours (which can come from somewhere else). As long as juniors have paid their fee, completed five NHS hours, and five additional hours, they will automatically be a member their Senior year.
NHS students babysit for teachers participating in yoga on Tuesday afternoons from 3:45-5.
NHS participates in Fall Festival, helps DECA with their sock drive and Mission of Hope, helps SGA with Thanksgiving Baskets, volunteers at Caris Healthcare, sponsors a Homecoming Candidate, 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.