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National Honor Society


Faculty advisor: Dede Bennell,


The National Honor Society is a national organization whose objectives are to "create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in the nation's secondary school students". Members attend regularly scheduled monthly meetings, engage in a variety of community service activities, and provide tutoring to members of the high school community.

To be considered for the society, juniors must have a cumulative grade point average of 93 after the first semester of their junior year. Students do not ask to apply. Instead, they await an invitation to provide information to be used by the local selection committee to support their candidacy for membership. Invitations to apply are emailed to students in March and selection notification letters go out in April.  The NHS induction ceremony takes place in May. All details of application (including the deadline) and selection process are detailed in the invitation letter.

Students who receive this invitation must complete the information packet and provide documentation of their participation in four areas: co-curricular activities, leadership positions, community service activities, and other community activities. This invitation is both a privilege and an honor. Receiving an invitation does not guarantee admission. Applications deadline is stated in letter.

Freeport High School National Honor Society Chapter Bylaws
Information Packet
National Honor Society Selection Process