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National Honor Society

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Manchester Township Chapter

The National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service.  Students who meet these standards are encouraged to apply for membership in the Spring of their Sophomore and/or Junior years. 

Membership is both an honor and a commitment.  Student members must be willing to perform many hours of service to both their school and community.  Although involved in many school and community projects throughout the year, the most visible service program is the after-school tutoring program which is available to any student who needs academic help. 

NHS Eligibility Requirements

CHARACTER

Candidates must receive the recommendation of the administration in order to be considered for admission to the NHS.  They must also be reviewed by the entire faculty for their worthiness as role models to the rest of the student body and outside community.  Two unfavorable faculty responses eliminate the student's candidacy.

LEADERSHIP

A written statement which provides evidence of demonstrated leadership must be submitted by the candidate.

SCHOLARSHIP

A cumulative average of 93% or better is needed to be eligible for membership.  Grades below 93.0 and above 92.4 will not be "rounded up" to 93.0.

SCHOOL SERVICE

Candidates must be actively involved in at least two sports or clubs during the year prior to their application.  Their participation will be rated by their coach/advisor.

COMMUNITY SERVICE 

Candidates must provide evidence of community service within the last 12 months.  One community service must be voluntary, long term and ongoing.  It is not to be connected with gainful employment.

At least one of the community service activities must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the program director.  This letter must include statements regarding both length of service and dedication to that service.  Each recommendation must be submitted in a sealed envelope.  Each letter must be accompanied by a daytime phone number where the person who made the recommendation may be reached.  Recommendations may not be made by a relative.

NHS Member Responsibilities

In order to proudly and respectfully wear an NHS stole at graduation or run for the NHS Executive Board, you must agree to attend:

  • 20 tutoring sessions/year
  • 10 of the 11 required events
  • 10 of the 10 scheduled monthly meetings

These are the minimum requirements expected for you to remain a member in good standing.  You are encouraged, of course, to attend all events as a representative of the Manchester Township Chapter of the National Honor Society.  You may make up missed events/meetings by attending 2 additional tutoring sessions per each missed event and 1 session for a missed meeting.