The National Honor Society was established in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS honors students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. There are more than a thousand chapters across the country:
“To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.”
Membership is by invitation. Students in their second semester of their junior and senior years are sent a letter from NHS with an invitation to apply for membership. The application involves a resume and essay.
In Weston, students are invited to apply for membership in the National Honor Society midway through junior year and again in the fall of senior year. At the end of the first semester and after grades are posted, juniors in the class of 2022 who have earned a weighted or unweighted GPA of 3.70 or higher will be eligible to apply for membership. When the class of 2023 become juniors, those who have earned an unweighted GPA of 3.70 will be eligible to apply for membership*. As seniors those in the classes of 2021 and 2022 who have earned a weighted or unweighted GPA of 3.70 will be eligible to apply after first quarter grades are posted. When the class of 2023 become seniors, those who have earned an unweighted GPA of 3.70 will be eligible to apply for membership.
Students who meet the academic requirements will be invited to apply.
Students who have earned the required GPA, shown leadership skills, demonstrated a strong commitment to service work, and shown themselves to be of outstanding character will be invited to participate as members of the NHS.
To demonstrate community service during High School students must have performed:
- a total of at least 30 hours of community service, and
- at least five hours of community service in each of two different years.
Further details about membership in the National Honor Society are included in the Student-Parent Handbook. Please scroll to page 44.
* Beginning with the Class of 2023, there will be only an unweighted GPA.
The WHS Chapter of the National Honor Society sponsored the MGH Bloodmobile at Weston High School on March 4th and 5th, 2020. They collected 35 pints of blood. Thank you to all those who donated.
NHS sponsored a coat drive to collect gently used children’s and adult’s coats to be given to those in need. Over 100 coats were collected.
NHS members provided over 1800 hours of community service including tutoring for middle school and high school students, service to organizations in the community and service in support of the PTO.