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. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
On May 16th 2017 the Middle Park High School celebrated the achievements of this years NHS inductees. Mrs Shirley Reynolds, EGSD NHS Sponsor and Mrs. Wendy Hoffmeister Co Sponsor delivered a message prepared by the faculty tailored for each student. The ceremony highlighted the skills and accomplishments of each student. Frank Reeves, East Grand School District Superintendent, spoke of the honor bestowed on the inductees. “ You Stand Out. You Stand above others. Be proud! Take this accomplishment and build on it in the future” Reeves added, “No one is perfect but each of you have demonstrated exemplary character and leadership skills.” Reeves finished with, ”Congratulations to the new inductees and their proud parents.”
Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: 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. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.