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The National Honor Society (NHS)

The NHS chapter of Tennessee High School has four primary objectives:

  • To      create an enthusiasm for scholarship.
  • To      stimulate a desire to render service.
  • To      promote leadership.
  • To      develop character.
        
         Selection of students for membership in the National Honor Society is the responsibility of the faculty council, an eight-member board composed of class sponsors and other appointed teachers. The following selection procedures, approved by the NHS National Council, are used in selecting members for the Tennessee High School Chapter of the National Honor Society:
        
         The candidate must be a junior or senior who has been in attendance at THS the equivalent of one term and has a cumulative scholastic average of at least 93 percent.  The cumulative scholastic average for juniors will be based on their freshman and sophomore grades, and for seniors, it will be based on their freshman, sophomore, and junior grades.
        
         Eligible students will be asked to complete an NHS Student Application where they will list and describe activities, both in school and out of school, that demonstrate service, leadership, and character.  (The student must complete this application to be considered for membership; however, completion of the application does not guarantee selection.)  Students will be evaluated by the faculty council on the qualities of leadership, character, and service.  The faculty council will use information provided on the application in considering the students to be selected.  Students will be selected on the basis of a majority vote.

Definition of volunteerism and/ or community service:  Voluntary contributions (in hours) made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation or course credit and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.

*New members will be notified by mail of their selection.*