National Honor Society

Advisor: Mrs. Lueck

National Honor Society Selection Procedure The National Honor Society is a national organization created to recognize outstanding students. The purpose of N.H.S. is to develop character, to promote leadership, to create an enthusiasm for scholarship and to stimulate a desire to render service. Membership in the National Honor Society is a privilege, not a right. Selection to the National Honor Society is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, character and service. 

According to national rules, students do not apply for membership. At the conclusion of the third quarter each spring, sophomores and juniors attaining a cumulative GPA of 3.50 will receive a letter for membership consideration. Students must have enrolled in a majority of honors/weighted courses to be considered. Sophomores will have taken seven of twelve courses and Juniors must have enrolled in eleven of twenty courses by the spring of their respective years. At this time, students will be given a Student Information Form that will be used by the Faculty Council to support their candidacy for membership. 

Membership in National Honor Society is not automatically granted to all students with academic eligibility. The components of leadership, character and service are equally considered. A Faculty Council comprised of five faculty members, plus the N.H.S. advisor (non-voting), makes the final determination of membership. 

Both students and their parents will be notified by mail of the selection decision. Students who are selected to join the National Honor Society will receive information about the Induction Ceremony and the obligations of membership in NHS. Students not selected and their parents will be notified by mail. As of June 2009, all students accepted into the National Honor Society will participate in the formal evening Induction Ceremony in the month of September. 

Students selected for membership are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities that were the basis for their selection. Members who fall below these standards shall be promptly warned in writing by the Chapter Advisor and given a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency. The Faculty Council shall determine when an individual has exceeded a reasonable number of warnings. In the case of flagrant violation of school rules or the law, a member does not have to be warned. In all cases of pending dismissal, a member shall have a right to a hearing before the Faculty Council as part of due process. 

Faculty Input Questions Leadership 

1. Student inspires positive behavior in others and/or influences peers in promoting school ideals. 

2. Student demonstrates leadership in the classroom, at work and in school or community activities. 

3. Student exemplifies positive attitudes and is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility. Service 

4. Student is willing to represent the school in interclass and interscholastic events. 

5. Student works well with others and readily takes on responsibilities. 

6. Student volunteers reliable assistance within the school or community. Character 

7. Student shows courtesy, concern and respect for others. 

8. Student takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously. 

9. Student consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior, upholds principles of morality and ethics. 

10. Student demonstrates the highest standards of honesty, reliability and complies with school regulations including avoiding cheating in written work. 

Varsity Club

Advisors: Mrs. Tolbert and Mrs. Bryan

If you have one varsity letter, you qualify for a membership in the Varsity Club.  Annually $5.00 dues apply.  Members who have three letters in a combination of sports or two letters in one sport qualify to order a Varsity Lettermen Jacket.  The varsity club offers fundraisers to help alleviate the price of a Varsity Lettermen Jacket.  Many members have received their jackets free.  Please contact Mrs. Tolbert or Mrs. Bryan at GHS Extension 6413 for further information on meetings.