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National Honor Society

Invitations are generally e-mailed to students starting in early October. Please check your DOE email address regularly.

 What is 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 demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character and service. 

The four main purposes outlined in the NHS constitution have guided chapters from the beginning:  “To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.”
 
How do I join National Honor Society at Edward R. Murrow High School?
At Edward R. Murrow High School, NHS has over 100 members and is one of the largest clubs.
In order to be eligible for NHS you must:
  1. Be in your Sophomore or Junior year
  2. Have a 90 average
  3. Have 13 credits (Sophomore) or 26 credits (Junior)
 
If you are eligible you will get an invitation to join and tell you about an invitee meeting.  At this meeting you learn about the application process.  Applications are due at the end of October.  Once we receive your application, the Faculty Council will review it. 

I'm a Freshman, what can I do now?
  1. Monitor for a teacher or office
  2. Be part of a club
  3. Volunteer outside of school
  4. Keep your grades above 90

What are the requirements of a NHS member at ERMHS?
Once you are a member you will have to meet the following obligations:
  1. Two hours per week (provisional members) or one band per week (returning members) of service to the school including, but not limited to, any of the following: Work for a teacher, Work in the guidance office, Escort for Dean’s office, Tutoring, School improvement: painting garbage cans, lockers, etc., Parent Teacher Conferences
  2. Twenty hours of service to society before March 1 including, but not limited to, any of the following:  Soup Kitchens,  Hospital volunteer, Nursing home volunteer, Library assistant, Work for various causes (AIDS, cancer, etc.)
  3. Fundraising: Participation required in bake sales and other fundraisers, the majority of which will benefit Make a Wish Foundation, our official charity.  You MUST devote an OPTA band to working at the fundraisers as well as contribute (baked goods, for example) if necessary.  If you cannot work at the fundraisers it is especially important that you contribute!  Our annual Dance-a-thon to benefit Make-a-Wish will be held in March.  All members are required to attend.  You should also encourage your friends at Murrow to join you. 
  4. Attendance: You MUST attend all meetings (once a month, usually on Thursday mornings) unless you have a verified prior commitment (Student Alliance, for example).  It is also important that you participate in group activities and events.
 How do I stay up to date on information?

Google Classroom Join Code: nghesb4

 

Please only join if you were accepted or inducted to Murrow's chapter of NHS.