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 recognize 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 NHS activities. 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.
Students in grades 10–12 who currently have a total GPA of 3.5 or higher and in good standing with the Benicia High Community are eligible to be invited for membership. They must also demonstrate each of the four pillars of NHS.
Each chapter is required to publish its qualifications for membership, which is based on the four pillars of NHS:
Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete an application form detailing their accomplishments and commitment to service, leadership, and character.
Application Due Date is Friday November 16th (Either in the main office or B-202)
Understanding the Obligations of Membership