We are pleased to inform you of the annual application procedures for the Walkertown High School Chapter of National Honor Society. NHS seeks to recognize students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in all of the honor society areas: scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service to school and community. Any WHS student (grade 10-12) who has a weighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher is welcome to complete an application for induction into NHS.
The application window will be from February 13 – March 17, 2017. Applications will be available in the Student Services Center, as well as online on the Walkertown High School National Honor Society website, beginning February 13, 2017. All applications are due to Student Services no later than 4:00 PM on March 17, 2017. Students should turn in their applications to Student Services by the due date. Please be sure to turn in applications on time. Late applications will not be considered.
Students must meet the GPA requirement in order to be considered for NHS. Students who are not certain about their GPA are welcome to see their guidance counselor for assistance in determining their academic eligibility for NHS.
National Honor Society students must exhibit strength in each of the five areas outlined by the NHS national guidelines. The area are:
o Scholarship (determined by GPA)
o Character (determined by teacher recommendations and discipline information)
o Service to Community/School
The application for membership is designed to give students an opportunity to show how they exhibit leadership qualities, to provide information about their involvement in school activities, and their efforts to serve others within the school and community. It is important for NHS candidates to complete the application with as much detailed information in each section as possible. Incomplete/late applications are not considered. Following directions and providing thorough and relevant answers on the application is extremely important.
Mrs. Yokeley (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mrs. Gibbons (email@example.com) serve as co-advisors for Walkertown High School NHS. They facilitate the application and induction process and oversee the meetings, service projects and activities of the chapter members. Both advisors are happy to answer questions from students and parents. Students and parents are welcome to bring a rough draft for feedback to either advisor during the application window. The advisors do not make final decisions about membership. The NHS Faculty Council, reviews information for each qualified applicant and votes to determine membership. Faculty Council decisions are final.
Students who are selected for membership are "tapped" (presented a formal invitation in front of their peers at an unknown time during the school day) approximately 1-2 weeks after the application window ends. Students who are currently in NHS do not need to reapply. Students who have inducted into a different chapter of NHS at another school may transfer into our chapter without reapplying for membership. Students who are not selected are provided with a personal letter that includes suggestions to strengthen their application next year.
Honor society students are looked upon as positive role models and leaders within our school. All NHS members must continue maintain the five honor society standards and participate actively in chapter activities in order to retain membership. The annual induction ceremony will be held at a time to be announced. Parents and family members are invited to the induction ceremony. Additionally, NHS members are expected to participate in NHS club activities. Students my be dismissed from NHS for non-attendance and non-participation in NHS activities.
Please do not hesitate to contact either advisor if you have questions. We are happy to explain any part of the process, answer questions, or assist students and parents with the application.