National Honor Society

National Honor Society is an organization whose membership is by invitation only. Students in National Honor Society are well-rounded students who exemplify the main components of NHS: Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service.

Letters of application are given to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have achieved a certain minimum GPA at the semester. The following weighted GPAs are used to determine eligibility:

  • Sophomores: 103%
  • Juniors: 101%
  • Seniors: 99%

The cornerstones of NHS: scholarship, leadership, service, and character, should be demonstrated on the application and will determine a student’s induction into the Society.

  • Scholarship: This is based on the student’s GPA. Students also need to make the honor roll for the first three quarters of the year in which they apply for membership, therefore making them eligible to attend the Academic Awards Banquet in the spring.
  • Leadership: A minimum of three to four quality leadership roles (preferably per year) is recommended.
  • Service: Since Roger Bacon already has a service requirement of all students, the student applying for membership in NHS should demonstrate a commitment to service that extends well beyond the minimum. Sophomore and juniors should have a minimum of 20-30 hours per year, and seniors should have a minimum of 30-40 hours.
  • Character: Students should be of good character.
  • School Involvement: The NHS student is a well-rounded individual, involved in many aspects of the school and community. Diversity of involvement is, therefore, essential.

A faculty/staff based committee evaluates the applications and selects the members. Inductions are held in the spring of each year.

Primarily service-oriented, the NHS assists other students and other organizations in their school functions. Projects include: Blood Drive with Hoxworth, tutoring RB students, and working events such as Open House and Evening for Excellence.

Meetings are held regularly during the school year, usually during flex bell.

NHS Moderator:
Alicia Ausere
aausere/at/rogerbacon.org
Contact: 641-1300, VM 16666