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National Honor Society

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INFORMATION

The National Honor Society chapter of Hutto School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation:scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Standards for selection are established by the national office of NHS and have been revised to meet our local chapter needs. Students are selected to be members by a five-member Faculty Council, appointed by the principal, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each May.

Students in the 11th or 12th grades are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or better. Those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Candidate Activity Information Form that provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service. A personal history of leadership experiences and participation in school or community service is required.

To evaluate a candidate’s character, the faculty council uses two forms of input: first, school disciplinary records are reviewed; second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership. These forms and the Candidate Activity Information forms are carefully reviewed by the Faculty Council to determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule available from the chapter adviser.

Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance in all four criteria that led to their selection. This obligation includes paying dues, regularly attending the chapter meetings held monthly during the school year, and participating in the chapter service projects and individual service projects.

Students or parents who have questions regarding the selection progress or membership obligations can contact the chapter advisor, Mrs. Denise Adams, at 759-4700.

Members should understand fully that they are subject to dismissal if they do not maintain the standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character that were used as a basis for their selection. Members are given limited warnings during their membership, but in the case of a flagrant violation of school rules or civil laws, a warning is not required for dismissal, but a hearing will be held. The chapter will give written notification to the member of the action being contemplated, the reasons for the action, the date and time of the hearing, and the opportunity for the member to respond either in writing or orally.

Contact Info:

Katie Swoboda
katie.swoboda@huttoisd.net