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Applications due 9-11-17! 
by Lori Ratliff
 9/3/2017 10:54 AM
Please use this form to complete an extracurricular/ leadership reference for a student: https://goo.gl/forms/08HHsApcSh2OQJHC3 
by Lori Ratliff
 9/3/2017 10:53 AM
Please use this form to complete a character reference (classroom teacher reference) for a prospective NHS student: https://goo.gl/forms/m3HyEGxuMeQ0QJfU2 
by Lori Ratliff
 9/3/2017 10:52 AM

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 NHS Information

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General Information

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.  These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

At Crystal Lake South, NHS strives to serve the school, the immediate community, and the world through activities such as tutoring, volunteering at a soup kitchen, and raising money for worthy causes. Students participate in whole chapter service opportunities as well as individual projects of their own choosing. In the past, these projects have including the Heifer Project, a dance marathon, bell ringing, charity volleyball games, and elementary school fun fairs.
Eligibility Requirements
Students in the first semester of their junior or senior years who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher receive invitations to apply for membership.  Interested students are then required to complete an application requesting information regarding each student’s participation and leadership in school and community service activities.  Applicants are also required to obtain letters of recommendation from extracurricular sources regarding their leadership in at least two activities.  Based on application submissions, recommendations, and teacher evaluation of classroom leadership and character, a committee of five faculty members annually selects new chapter members each fall. 
Joining Procedures
See eligibility requirements.  For more information, see Miss Ratliff or Mrs. Miedwig.
Time Commitment
Members must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete 30 hours of community service each school year (a minimum of 10 service hours during the first semester).
General membership meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month in Room C7.  Required chapter service activities are held throughout the year.  Additional meetings may be called by the chapter executive officers or by the advisers.
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Corey Miedwigcmiedwig@d155.org
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Lori Ratlifflratliff@d155.org
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