National Jr. 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 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.” (NHS.us)
Odyssey’s NHS chapter requires scholars to volunteer for 20 hours each year and reflect on their experiences. As a group, we also put on a group service project. Last year we created an event called “Hunger Games Night” where high school scholars competed in various activities to win points for their district. The proceeds for the event were donated to the local Homeless Youth Connection, an organization designed to meet the needs of homeless kids in our area.
The application process for NHS begins during the scholar’s sophomore year. Applications are presented to a Faculty Council of five teachers who score the application based on Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service. Scholars must have at least a GPA of 3.0 to apply.