When the National Honor Society was founded by NASSP in 1921, the principals wanted to create an organization that would recognized and encourage academic achievement while developing essential characteristics to citizens living in a democratic nation. These foundational ideals of scholarship, leadership, service and character remain as relevant today as they were in 1921.
The National Honor Society has become a prestigious organization over the course of its ninety-one year history, ranking high among administrators, faculty members, students, parents and communities.
Through NHS chapter service activities members maintain and continue to develop the qualities that won them selection. Membership is both an honor and a serious commitment. The Honor Society member exhibits excellence in academics and leadership, honorable and admirable character, and demonstrates a commitment to service. In short, members are willing to use their personal time, talents, and skills for the improvement of society and themselves.