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Qualifications & Requirements

NHS nominees must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors, and must have demonstrated scholarship (i.e. at least a 3.5 unweighted GPA), and are subsequently evaluated by a panel of teachers based on character, service, and leadership. See the descriptions below for clarity on the meaning of these traits:

Character: shows respect for others, stability, cheerfulness, and friendliness;  high standards of integrity; is positively responsive to authority; complies with the spirit of school rules;  has well-established sense of priorities; has assignments completed on time; regular and prompt in attendance

Service: faithfully performs tasks not required of him/her; is willing to subordinate personal plans; cheerfully performs assigned duties (non-academic); helps others; regularly attends school functions; works well with others

Leadership: takes initiative in planning and organizing things; is persevering, sees things through, does not “quit”,  has a stabilizing effect on others, gets others to work cheerfully; communicates well with others; can accept leadership of others; is not a negative influence, but a positive force

***Starting in 2021-2022, NHS members inducted in the 2020-2021 school year and after must allocate at least 10 hours per semester of community service toward the academic tutoring of other students at NHCS.