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 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. At Washburn prospective members are invited to apply in the fall of their junior year. To be considered, applicants must have a 3.5 GPA and be able to demonstrate a commitment to Washburn High School, the community at large, academic excellence, and extra-curricular participation. If admitted, students engage in community service, tutoring, and maintaining high academic standards.
What does Service, Leadership, and Character really mean?
The National Honor Society standards require that a student:
According to the National Honor Society standards, the student who exercises leadership:
Each eligible student will be evaluated by the faculty and administration according to the National Honor Society standards for good character, which state the student of character:
Washburn's NHS is an affiliate member of the national body of National Honor Society. Each year they offer several scholarships. To learn more go to: https://www.nhs.us/students/the-nhs-scholarship
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