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
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.