National Honors Society
Purpose: Sigma Epsilon Phi Chapter
Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. NHS has worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. There are rules for membership that are based upon a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These 4 criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.
Membership in the National Honor Society is based upon outstanding scholarship (3.0 or greater weighted GPA), strong leadership, active school and/or community service, and exemplary character (to be recognized by the NHS staff as an honest, trustworthy, dependable person). The first-time eligibility is determined for NHS is after the fall semester of the sophomore year. There is not a set quota or percentage of members per class. Students who meet the criteria should and will be inducted regardless of the number of students seeking membership.
Junior Selection Process - At the beginning of the 2nd Semester, the NHS advisor will ask guidance for an updated report on student GPAs to determine if any juniors became eligible with the close of the last academic semester. Those newly eligible students will be sent a congratulatory letter at school indicating their eligibility based on scholarship alone. All eligible candidates interested in being considered for membership will need to fill out and submit the Nampa High School NHS application. Please note that eligibility does not guarantee membership. Students who do not turn in their application by the deadline will NOT be eligible to join NHS that current year. Students who follow all the directions and who are invited to join the NHS will be sent congratulatory letters with the date of the induction ceremony.
Advisor: Denali Minnick
# of regular attendees or members: undetermined
Meeting Location: S1 (NHS)