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National Honor Society Overview


Laurie Roberts, Chorus

About Us

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Requirements to Qualify for Membership

In order for a student to be invited to apply for induction into NHS he/she must meet the following Criteria

1. Be a Junior or Senior at Forbush High School 

2. Have an un-weighted 3.5 GPA at the end of their Sophomore or Junior Year

(GPA's will NOT be rounded up)

Invitations to apply for National Honor Society will be handed out within the month of October.

We have to have time to check and verify GPA's

Application Requirements

In order for a student to be considered for membership they must complete an application. 

Application Requirements include

1. Membership Application- A short essay about why you think you deserve to be in NHS. 

2. Community Leader Recommendation- This can be any person in the community who has seen your strengths through your Character, Leadership, and Acts of Service. 

3. Teacher Recommendation- This can be any Teacher, Administrator, and/or Coach who can speak of your Character, Leadership, Scholarship, as well as your Acts of Service for your school. 

4. Verification of Leadership- This needs to include any leadership position that you have held throughout your High School Career. These positions can be church, school, and/or community related.

5. Verification of Service Hours- You need a minimum of 50 Service hours through the School and Community during your High School Career in order to be considered for membership. Service Hours WILL be verified!

COVID19 GUIDELINES - There is no minimum or maximum requirement for Service Hours. However, the application panel will be looking for at least one service project completed throughout their High School Career. 

Students must complete the application in its entirety and turn in to one of the Faculty Advisers on the set Due Date. Late and Incomplete Applications will NOT be accepted!

Please Click the links below to access the documents needed for National Honor Society.
Applications are due to one of the following teachers on the 23rd of November, 2021. 
Mrs.Laurie Roberts, Chorus, 706H 
If you have any questions, please contact one of the Teachers above.
Senior Member Information 
Seniors need a total of 20 verified service hours to maintain active membership. 
Beta, and School Service Hours count towards your 20 total. You do not need to have separate hours for NHS. 
Hours are due to Mrs. Roberts in 706H by 3:10pm