IMPORTANT INDUCTION CEREMONY UPDATE:

Due to PWCS's closure on Monday, December, 16, 2019, the previously-scheduled NHS Induction Ceremony practice has been moved to Wednesday, December 18 at 2:15 pm.  Please report to the the 2nd floor cafeteria promptly after dismissal.

The Induction Ceremony will still take place on on the evening of Thursday, December 19, 2019.  All new inductees should be present and accounted for by 6:15 pm in the 1st floor cafeteria, and the ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.

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Officers: Thumay Huynh, Avneeti Singh, Faadil Mohammed, Naina Singh, Leila Shinaishin, & Ryan Ababio
 Sponsors:
Ms. Moore & Mr. Sturges

What is the National Honor Society?
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship (academic achievement), leadershipservice, and character.

Admission to the National Honor Society

Students who meet the eligibility requirements for joining Osbourn Park High School's chapter of the National Honor Society will receive an invitation through their first period teachers in October of each school year.  The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Scholarship
    Osbourn Park's standard of excellence requires students to have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher.
  • Service
    This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
  • Leadership
    Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
  • Character
    A student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.

Students who receive an invitation must complete the attached application which requires documentation of student service and leadership and two teacher recommendations.  Applicants that do not submit their applications by the established deadline will not be considered for NHS membership.

Understanding the Obligations of Membership
Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor.  To remain a member of National Honor Society, students must
  • Attend all chapter meetings (a maximum of 2 excused absences is allowed)
  • Maintain a 3.6 GPA
  • Pay $20 dues
  • Fulfill all hours requirements

Obligation of Service
The NHS motto is noblesse oblige, which means "Whoever claims to be noble must conduct himself nobly."  With this comes the idea that members of National Honor Society must commit themselves to ongoing service to their school and community.  Individuals inducted as members their junior year must have at least 15 approved and submitted hours of community service by our May meeting.  Upon returning their senior year, these individuals are again required to have an additional 15 hours of community service prior to May.  Individuals inducted as members their senior year only need the minimum 15 hours of approved and submitted community service by our May meeting.  Activities completed over the summer are ineligible for credit, as are activities which took place over three months prior to the time of submission.

  • Activity & Drive (A&D) Hours: Maximum of 5
    Students may claim a maximum of five hours from after-meeting NHS-sponsored activities and/or contributions to any charity drive taking place throughout the building.  Hours slips will be provided to all students attending each after-meeting activity, and these slips must be submitted by the conclusion of the activity for the student to receive their 1 A&D hour for attending.  Students contributing items to a charity drive taking place throughout the building must bring evidence of their contribution and an hours slip to a sponsor.  Regardless of the drive guidelines, students must contribute a minimum of 6 items in order to qualify for 1 A&D hour.
  • Service Hours: Minimum of 10
    This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the greater community, done without compensation.
These service activities need to affect and demonstrate the student's commitment to either the school or the broader community as a whole.  For example: volunteering at a food bank, volunteering at a hospital, volunteering at a retirement facility, etc.  After completing such an activity, members are required to submit documentation and provide the contact information of the activity's sponsor so that the veracity of the claims may be verified.  Failure to provide the required information will invalidate those hours submitted.