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National Honor Society

Welcome to Central’s National Honor Society (NHS)

b5276_img2_8890What is the National Honor Society?

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nation-wide organization founded in 1921 “to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in our nation’s secondary schools.” Today, NHS is considered the nation’s premier organization in recognizing outstanding students who demonstrate excellence in these areas and is one of the highest honors a high school student can achieve. Additionally, from its inception, this organization has promoted “high school academic standards, […] the continuation of democracy, and […] the betterment of the individual and the school.”

Parents and students who would like more information about NHS are encouraged to contact Mrs. Suzanna Barnhart at sbarnhar@lacrossesd.org

How can I become a member?
Students wishing to become NHS members in the Fall must fill out the Student Information Sheet and turn it in by the early October deadline.If you are having difficulties accessing any form, contact Mrs. Suzanna Barnhart at sbarnhar@lacrossesd.org  NHS Membership is available to any junior or senior who meets the criteria for selection. This includes demonstrating excellence in the following four (4) areas: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.  At Central High School, students must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.30 or better to be considered for selection. A selection committee made up of faculty members determines whether or not each student meets the other three criteria of character, leadership, and service.

Students that are selected for the National Honor Society will be notified in November, when an induction ceremony will be held.

Sanctioned Event Vs Individual Service
Click here to see differences between Sanctioned Events and Individual Service.
Sanctioned events are planned and implemented by an NHS member. In short, a sanctioned event would not occur if the NHS member didn’t plan it.