Selection into NHS is a privilege, not a right. Students do not apply for membership in the NHS;
instead they provide information to be used by the local selection committee to support their
candidacy for membership. Membership is granted only to those students selected by the
Faculty Council. This is not an election, nor is membership automatically conveyed simply
because a student has achieved a specified level of academic performance.
The Faculty Council selects students who demonstrate outstanding performance in all four
criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Faculty Council will first identify
students with the prerequisite of a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better, and then evaluate the
candidates’ performance in the areas of leadership, service, and character.
While the academic criterion is important and should be considered first, membership should
never be considered on the basis of grades alone. The scholarship requirement set by the
National Council is based on a student’s cumulative grade point overage. The leadership
criterion is considered highly important for membership selection. Service is generally
considered to be those action undertaken by the student which are done with or on behalf of
others without any direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the
service. And finally Character. Character is probably the most difficult criterion to define. The
Faculty Council should consider the positive as well as the negative aspects of character.
The following students met and excel in all the above categories and were induction into
National Honor Society on 12/12/2022.
Paola Acosta, Daniela Vazquez, Olivia Johnson, Luis Ayala, Hannah McCarrick, Angel
Sotelo-Ayala, Gabe Zeller, Parnell Tsosie, Julissa Nixon, Andres Santoyo, Jamie Keele,
Reese Redig, Jessie Prosser, and Hailey Hughes.