National Honor Society (NHS)

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Courtney Hausner

John Ries

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Mission Statement

 “Strong service, humble leadership.”

In the OHS National Honor Society, it is our mission to take the academically excellent leaders of our student body and help them strengthen their leadership skills.

 A compassionate heart will foster leaders pure in action and intention.  Service offers a new perspective:  care to lead, care to serve.

 Service builds leadership, rather than undermining it.  Service will teach us that leadership cannot be attained by standing above others and commanding.  In order to lead, we must be on the same level as those we are leading.

 Teaching us to serve teaches the value of community.  Service allows us to realize the impact we can make within our own community.

 By expanding our leadership skills through service, we become well-rounded leaders prepared to successfully lead throughout our lives.  With OHS-NHS experience and curriculum, we will strengthen our service, strengthen our leadership, and strengthen our community.

NHS Flowchart

NHS Selection Process

What are the Responsibilities of NHS Members?

1. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above.

2. Accumulate 30 hours of community service each year of membership.  Accumulate 10 of 30 hours through NHS.  Must have 15 hours documented by the end of the first semester.

3. Actively participate in at least two NHS sponsored service opportunities per year.

4.  Serve on at least two committees for NHS sponsored service opportunities per year.

5. Mandatory attendance at meetings and volunteer commitments through NHS (3 absences will result in a disciplinary hearing by the faculty council).

6. Be an exemplary student in terms of attendance at school, classroom conduct, and academic integrity.

7. Pay $20.00 in yearly dues.

8. Read the NHS Constitution and the OHS by-laws.

Failure to meet any of the above responsibilities will result in a written warning from the NHS advisers.  Failure to correct the issue outlined in the written warning will result in a disciplinary hearing by the faculty council which could result in removal from NHS.

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