National Honor Society (NHS)

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Mission Statement

 “Strong service, humble leadership.”

In the OHS National Honor Society, it is our mission to take the academically excellent leaders of our student body and help them strengthen their leadership skills.

 A compassionate heart will foster leaders pure in action and intention.  Service offers a new perspective:  care to lead, care to serve.

 Service builds leadership, rather than undermining it.  Service will teach us that leadership cannot be attained by standing above others and commanding.  In order to lead, we must be on the same level as those we are leading.

 Teaching us to serve teaches the value of community.  Service allows us to realize the impact we can make within our own community.

 By expanding our leadership skills through service, we become well-rounded leaders prepared to successfully lead throughout our lives.  With OHS-NHS experience and curriculum, we will strengthen our service, strengthen our leadership, and strengthen our community.

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NHS Selection Process

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above will receive an invitation to apply to NHS

Printed invitations will be passed out to prospective NHS members during ANP

Prospective NHS members will have at least 10 days to join the Google Classroom page and complete the application 

A faculty council of 5 members will review all applications to ensure that prospective members meet the 4 pillars of NHS:

NHS members will be determined by majority vote
Advisors are not allowed to vote during membership selection
Applications turned in after the selection by the faculty council will not be considered for membership

New NHS members will be notified in writing within 30 days of the application deadline

Applicants that did not meet the NHS 4 pillars will be contacted in writing

New NHS members will have to attend a MANDATORY initiation ceremony to officially become an NHS member

What are the Responsibilities of NHS Members?

1. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above.

2. Accumulate 40 hours of community service each year of membership.  Must have 20 hours documented by the end of the first semester.

3. Actively participate in at least two NHS sponsored service opportunities per year.

4. Mandatory attendance at meetings and volunteer commitments through NHS (3 absences will result in a disciplinary hearing by the faculty council).

5. Be an exemplary student in terms of attendance at school, classroom conduct, and academic integrity.

6. Pay $20.00 in yearly dues.

7. Read the NHS Constitution and the OHS by-laws.

Failure to meet any of the above responsibilities will result in a written warning from the NHS advisers.  Failure to correct the issue outlined in the written warning will result in a disciplinary hearing by the faculty council which could result in removal from NHS.

Annaleise Czapla - [email protected]
Erica Williams - [email protected]

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