The National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, the NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
The G.H. Reid chapter of the National Honor Society was established in 1955 at Manchester High School. The G.H. Reid chapter follows the guidelines of the NHS National Constitution and the G.H. Reid chapter bylaws. The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Manchester High School.
In recent years, NHS members have participated in the Manchester High School Christmas Angel Project and they have provided peer tutoring during Lancer Time throughout the school year. Community outreach has included participation in the first induction ceremony of the National Elementary Honor Society at Alberta Smith Elementary School and in a student tutoring and mentoring program at Spring Run Elementary. Our members often seek out opportunities to serve within the community at schools, camps, churches, and within their own neighborhoods.
NHS meets on the third Wednesday of each month after school. NHS members are required to attend meetings and complete 30 hours of community service during the school year, which includes mandatory participation in our peer tutoring program. The induction ceremony is held in February and all members are expected to attend.
The Selection Process: Eligible students are invited to join by the faculty after their sophomore or junior years. To be eligible for consideration for membership, candidates must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.60 or better, must have been in attendance at Manchester High School for at least one semester prior to eligibility, and must be a member of the junior or senior class. Students invited to join complete a Candidate Information Packet and obtain three teacher recommendations to be used by the Faculty Council to support their candidacy for membership. The Faculty Council consists of five voting faculty members at Manchester High School. Membership is granted only to those students selected by the Faculty Council. Once selected, active members must maintain a cumulative GPA of no lower than 3.50, and must continue to uphold the organization’s high standards for leadership, character, and service.
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