NHS Selection Process

  • NHS Selection Process

    The National Honor Society chapter of Dr. Robert J. Duron is a dully chartered and affiliated
    chapter of this prestigious national organization.  Membership is open to those students who
    meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation:  scholarship, leadership, service and
    character.  Standards for selection are established by the national office of NHS and have been
    revised to meet our local chapter needs.  Students are selected to be members by a 5-member
    Faculty Council, appointed by the principal, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on
    behalf of the faculty of our school each January.
     
    Students in the 10th, 11th or 12th grades are eligible for membership.  For the scholarship
    criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Those students
    who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Student Activity Information Form that
    provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate's leadership and service.
    A history of leadership experiences and participation in school or community service is also
    required.
     
    To evaluate a candidate's character, the Faculty Council uses two forms of input.  First, school
    disciplinary records are reviewed.  Second, members of the faculty are solicited for input
    regarding their professional reflections on a candidate's service activities, character, and
    leadership.  Three letters of recommendation are required to fulfill this requirement.  These forms
    and the Student Activity Information Forms are carefully reviewed by the Faculty Council to
    determine membership.  A majority vote of the Council is necessary for selection.  Candidates
    are notified regarding selection according to a predetermined schedule.
     
    Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the
    newly selected members.  Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level
    of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection.  This obligation includes
    regular attendance at chapter meetings held monthly during the school year, participation in the
    chapter service projects and a $10.00 yearly membership fee.  Students or parents who have
    questions regarding the selection process or membership obligations can contact the chapter
    adviser, Mrs. Maya by phone at 937-3235.
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