National Honor Society
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Sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. NHS membership is recognized as a mark of distinction because it reflects students’ successful academic achievement and personal contributions to our school and community. At Mt. Lebanon High School, NHS is a service organization. Membership awards students the opportunity to serve our school and community through service projects.
Scholarship: To be eligible for induction a weighted QPA of 3.8 or higher must be achieved. QPA will be evaluated at the conclusion of the fall semester of Junior year.
Leadership: Leaders organize, promote and facilitate. The NHS selection committee examines student initiative in organizing and promoting school activities, school spirit as well as community awareness and responsibility.
Service: Eligible students perform significant service on behalf of our school and community without personal benefit. A minimum of 30 hours of community service is required of Juniors to apply for membership. The 30 hours should span your years at the High School. (Students should accrue 5 in-school and 5 out-of-school service hours for their Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years.) All community service must be registered and on file in the Activities Office.
Update for 2020-21: Service hours for the 2019-2020 school year have been waived due to the COVID-related building closure. For an update on hour requirements for 2020-21, please click here.
Character: NHS students consistently demonstrate respect, responsibility, academic integrity and good citizenship both in and out of school.
- To qualify a student must be a junior or senior and have completed at least one semester at Mt. Lebanon High School.
- The Quality Point Average (QPA) must be a cumulative 3.8 weighted (including the add-on) according to the Mt. Lebanon High School guidelines and in compliance with the National Chapter regulations. The QPA will be based on the weighted system. All high school grades including those from your previous high school(s) will be included.
- All QPA's will be verified based on mid-year calculations.
- Quality Point Average is calculated in February.
- A parent/student notification letter is sent to all students who meet the 3.8 cumulative, weighted QPA informing them that the student has met the academic requirements.
- Group meetings are held for the purpose of informing prospective members of the goals and objectives of the National Honor Society and the selection process and requirements involving service, leadership and character.
- The completed application is submitted by the candidates who are interested in the National Honor Society organization.
- A five member Faculty Council, selected by the High School principal, and under the direction of the National Honor Society Adviser, Mrs. Smith, reviews each candidate in terms of service, leadership and character. All names will be removed from the applications before review by the Faculty Council.
- A letter is sent to the parents and student notifying them of the selection. All applicants will be notified.
- A mandatory rehearsal and induction ceremony* is held in April. *the 2021 ceremony will be determined by the COVID restrictions at that time
MAINTAINING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
- The same requirements needed for membership must be continued to retain membership. These include maintenance of high academic achievement, acquiring a minimum of 10 hours of individual community service during senior year and participation in one NHS-sponsored event.
- Any single infraction of school policies may result in dismissal from NHS.
COMPLETION OF STUDENT APPLICATION PACKET
- All sections must be completed and appropriate verifications acquired.
- Online application must be submitted by established deadline for consideration.
- Any questions should be directed to the National Honor Society faculty sponsor, Mrs. Christy Smith (Csmith@mtlsd.net).
|Community service deadline for current NHS members||February 19, 2021|
|Academic eligibility letters mailed to all juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.8 weighted GPA and are not already members of NHS||Week of February 1, 2021|
Informational meetings are an opportunity to hear more about applying to NHS and ask any questions you might have.
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February 3, 2021
|Community service deadline for 2021-22 NHS applicants
All community service hours must be on file with Mrs. Kolko in the Student Activities Office by this date.
February 19, 2021
|NHS application deadline for 2021-22 applicants
All applications should be submitted by 11:59PM on March 1; the application form will close at that time.
|March 1, 2021|
|The NHS Selection Committee will meet to review applications.||March 9 and 10, 2021|
|Notification letters will be mailed.||Week of March 15th 2021|
UPDATE: Due to COVID large-gathering guidelines, we must host 4 in-person ceremonies.
Information is being posted in NHS Google Classrooms as it becomes available. All ceremonies will take place in the South Gym and Inductees are limited to 2 guests each. Students and guests will be appropriately distanced and masks are required.
March 24, 2021 6:30PM: Seniors A-L (2020 NHS Induction Class)
March 24, 2021 8:00PM: Seniors M-Z (2020 NHS Induction Class)
March 25, 2021 6:30PM Juniors A-L (2021 NHS Induction Class)
March 25, 2021 8:00PM Juniors A-L (2021 NHS Induction Class)