About the National Honor Society..." 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 honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service." (taken from NHS website, www.nhs.us)At Northern Bedford County High School, membership in the NHS is offered to students in grades 10-12 who meet the highest standards in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. After going through a rigorous selection process which includes an evaluation of grades (must meet/maintain a 94% GPA), character traits (as determined by the high school staff), and self-reported student activities (validated by supervising coaches and mentors), qualified candidates are presented to the 5-member "High School Faculty Council" for a final decision on membership. All students who pass this last level of evaluation will be invited to a spring induction ceremony and will at that time officially become members of the NHS. For more detailed information about the NHS selection process, please visit the NHS SELECTION PROCESS tab at: http://c2.nbcsd.schoolwires.net//site/Default.aspx?PageID=2640.For a copy of the Northern Bedford County High School Chapter of the NHS Constitution (which includes selection criteria), please click HERE.