Overview of the National Honor Society at Germantown CSD:
What it is, how it works and what members do . . .
The National Honor Society or NHS is a nationally recognized organization. The purpose of the National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage citizenship in students at Germantown School. Membership in the local chapter is an honor bestowed upon a student.
A faculty council selects students based upon their outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.
To be eligible for membership in the NHS one must:
1. Be a sophomore, junior, or senior at Germantown High School for a minimum of one semester.
2. Have and maintain an overall GPA of 88.00.
3. Demonstrate scholarship, character, leadership, and service.
To maintain eligibility members must:
· Maintain an overall average of 88.00.
· Participate in group, and individual service projects within the school and community.
A minimum of 15 hours of service is required per semester.
· Follow school rules and the code of conduct.
Members of the Germantown Chapter of the National Honor Society have participated in various service projects over the years. The group has participated in Habitat for Humanity, the MS Walk at Lake Taghkonic, provided childcare at school events, worked at school barbecues, participated in gardening and BINGO with residents of a local nursing home, and were bell ringers for the Salvation Army to name a few.