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How and Why To Get Into National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization for the high-school students. It is dedicated to recognizing and appreciating the young ones for their excellent performance at educational establishments. Hence, those who satisfy the membership requirements laid down by the school’s chapter can apply for the NHS membership.

How to get into National Honor Society?

The first task is to figure out if your school consists of an NHS chapter. And, if it does have one, you need to get in touch with the advisor to proceed with the application.

Apart from the basic criteria, to apply for an entry into National Honor Society, one needs to write NHS essay. Thus, composing it properly and in an impressive manner is essential. Because the focus of a National Honor Society essay is on various aspects, it should reflect on at least a few of them well. You may want to check successful National Honor Society essays examples available online to understand what is to be written to achieve your goal.

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NHS pillars that form the base requirements for becoming a member

There are four primary NHS pillars that are essential to become a member of the National Honor Society, which are:

  •       Scholarship

As per the national guidelines that are laid out, the schoolchildren must have a minimum CGPA of 85 on a scale of 100, Grade B, a 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 or any other equivalent excellence standard, which needs to be set by the school’s chapter.

  •       Leadership skills

Leadership skills are measured by several perspectives. Students with such qualities are expected to be great at problem-solving and sharing new ideas for the betterment of the institution. Their performance as well as community contribution are paid attention to.

  •       Service

Volunteering activities that the undergraduates participate in are counted under this aspect for NHS. The contribution of the candidate towards school or community without compensation are counted.

  •       Character

A person’s character is judged by his/her cooperation level, patience, honesty and reliable nature. The courtesy, concern and respect shown by the candidates in different situations are important.

In the application that the students fill in for National Honor Society, they get an opportunity to mention their achievements, qualifications as well as contributions in details. They must mention their accomplishments catering to each NHS pillar to qualify to become a member of NHS. The same NHS pillars must also be looked into while framing the NHS essay to be attached to the application.

Why become a National Honor Society member?

If a student is a part of the National Honor Society, it automatically shows that he/she is among the scholars of the class. They shine out amongst all. The reason for this is that they are a part of multiple service projects for their community as well as perform well at academics. Thus, students also get better opportunities to pair up with those of similar interests and work towards the betterment.

Moreover, when going to college, being a member of National Honor Society is considered to be a great thing as it shows that one is highly dedicated towards his/her education and falls in the top category of the class.

A person should go through National Honor Society essays examples available online on various sites to gain a better understanding of it. Here’s what a student is entitled to after becoming a member at NHS:

  •       LEAD Conferences
  •       National Student Leadership Week
  •       College Scholarships
  •       State Summits
  •       Better resume build-up

Becoming a part of the National Honor Society is a great achievement. Hence, a student must try working towards becoming a member of NHS to reap the benefits of it and to be counted as one of the most talented people in the class.

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