National Honor Society
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Instructions to Candidates for National Honor Society
ALL LINKS FOR NECESSARY DOCUMENTS ARE FOUND ON THIS PAGE
Deadline: March 10th, 2023
MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: COMPLETION OF THE NHS APPLICATION INCLUDING THE ESSAY AND A LIST OF ALL THE CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED IN AND/OR HELD OFFICE.
- Make sure your application is complete. Students who submit an incomplete application will not be considered for NHS membership.
- Unfortunately, the application cannot be saved until you finish and submit it. Please be prepared to complete the entire form in one sitting. If you let the computer sit idle for too long it will not save.
- BE SURE YOU HAVE ALL YOUR INFORMATION READY TO COPY/PASTE INTO THE DOCUMENT ESPECIALLY ALL YOUR SERVICE/OFFICER POSITIONS AND ESSAY.
Short Essay Question: Being selected for membership in the National Honor Society is based on the Four Pillars of Membership—Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character. Students selected need to exhibit excellent qualities in each of the four areas. How do you represent these four pillars? Persuade the Faculty Council in a one page essay describing how you exemplify these pillars and why you should be selected as a new member of the MHS Chapter of the National Honor Society (500 WORDS)
Here are all the links necessary for the process:
- MHS NHS Spring Application 2023-2024
- MHS Teacher Evaluation: must be requested of exactly 3 teachers
Hello Mr./Ms. _____________
I am applying for the National Honor Society. I would appreciate it if you would complete the teacher recommendation at https://forms.gle/JKjMgt7y4AuCMitUA
Please email me back when you have completed it, so I can submit my application. Please complete this recommendation on my behalf as soon as possible. Thank you so much for helping me complete my NHS Application.
For your information, the following guidelines from the National Honor Society Handbook may be helpful to you in preparing the required essays:
- Willingness to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.
- Participates in some outside activity: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Church groups, volunteer services for
the aged, poor, disadvantaged, and/or family duties.
- Volunteers, dependable and well-organized assistance; is available on his/her own time and is
- Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities.
- Willingness to render cheerfully and enthusiastically any requested service to the school.
- Willingness to represent his/her class or school in the inter-class and inter-scholastic competition.
- Willingness to do committee and staff work.
- Readiness to show courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students.
- Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions.
- Demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities.
- Exercises positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals.
- Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school.
- Is able to delegate responsibilities.
- Exemplifies positive qualities.
- Inspires positive behavior in others.
- Demonstrates academic initiative.
- Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility, conducts.
- Business efficiently and effectively, and is reliable and dependable without prodding.
- Demonstrates leadership in the classroom, at work, and in school activities.
- Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility he/she accepts.
- Student demonstrates: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
- Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously.
- Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior.
- Upholds principles of morality and ethics.
- Regularly shows concern, courtesy, and respect for others.
- Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability.
- Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work (not only cheating off someone, but also allowing someone to cheat off you and/or knowing that cheating is occurring and not actively trying to deter it) and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others.