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National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization that recognizes outstanding high school students. More than an honor roll, NHS honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
At Prior Lake High School, students who are academically eligible and interested in membership are asked to complete an information packet distributed to them in August. In addition, high school faculty members are asked to rate these students in the areas of leadership and character. Both the student packet and the staff ratings are then presented to the National Honor Society Faculty Council. This Council has five faculty members and is appointed by the principal. They are responsible for the selection, the discipline and the dismissal of all NHS members. Following their selection, the NHS advisor (who meets with the Faculty Council but is not a voting member) presents the list of selected candidates to the members of the National Honor Society Executive Board and the high school principal. Students are notified of selection results by letter.
Membership in the Prior Lake Chapter of the National Honor Society is open to juniors and seniors who have been a student at Prior Lake for at least one quarter. The following four criteria for membership form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.
Students must have and maintain a cummulative grade point average of 3.4 to be eligible for membership.
The students who exercise leadership:
· Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions
· Demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities
· Exercises positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals and spirit
· Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school
· Is able to delegate responsibilities
· Exemplifies positive attitudes
· Inspires positive behavior in others
· Demonstrates academic initiative
· Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility
· Conducts business effectively and efficiently
· Demonstrates reliability and dependability
· Is a leader in the classroom, at work, or in other school or community activities
A person of high character demonstrates the following six qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. In addition, the student of character
In order to be considered eligible for membership, students must have a minimum of 30 community service hours in at least 3 different areas of service to be considered. Service hours cannot be part of a requirement for a class or other school club or organization here at the high school. These should be any activities outside of school in which you participated in the improvement of your community. Service hours cannot be overlapped with Leadership hours.
The student who serves
Requirements once selected:
***Please note: Selection to National Honor Society is a privilege, not a right. Students do not apply for membership in NHS; rather they provide information to be used to support their candidacy for membership. This is not an election, nor is membership automatically conveyed simply because a student has achieved a specified level of academic performance. Students are reminded that to be selected for membership, they must show strength in all four of the society pillars.
Welcome to the Prior Lake High School
National Honor Society Page
Advisor: Maria Lecceardone-Brown
Prior Lake Senior High National Honor Society chapter is part of a larger organization which was originally established in 1921. National Honor Society, serves to honor students that have demonstrated excellence in the areas of character, scholarship, leadership, and service. Today, over one million students throughout he United States, Canada, and U.S. territories participate in the activities of NHS. Members of the National Honor Society are not only recognized for their excellence but are also challenged to further develop through active involvement in school and community activities.
The National Honor Society was established by the NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) with the goals of creating enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulating a desire to render service, promoting leadership, and developing character in the students of secondary schools. NHS also follows a set of guidelines under the NHS Constitution
The PLHS chapter of NHS is currently run by advisor: Ms. Lecceardone-Brown. The chapter also has five officers: Ronnie Suarez (president), Laine Bottemiller(Vice-President), Kelly Wu (Treasurer), Ella Kocina (Secretary), and Lyndsay Marcinkevich (Historian).