National Honor Society

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  1. navy2016

    navy2016 Member

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    May be a dumb question, but what does NHS actually do/suppose to do?

    I have been nominated and wondering if it is even worth joining. The reason I have a somewhat negative view is because the chapter at my school really does not do anything beyond have a nice fancy induction and elections for people to plan for the induction for the next year.

    All people in the Ib program at my school with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher are nominated (which is almost everyone).


    In my very limited perspective, it seems likes I pay 20 dollars as joining fee for an addition EC to put on my application.

    There are also Spanish, Art, and Math honor societies at my school (Spanish is the only one that does things).
     
  2. FutureNavyPilot

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    That sounds just like my school. Spanish Honor Society is the only society that does something hence why I'm V.P. Woo!

    But I think it's worth joining. The statistics for classes 2014 and 2013 had about 57% or something participating in NHS in high school. It's a pretty well known society for any college. I'd say it's worth being a part of it. We don't do much either, but it still looks good. Go for an officer position maybe!
     
  3. sarahbow91

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    My NHS had minimum requirements of service hours per semester in addition to participating in our major service project which was Relay for Life.
     
  4. navy2016

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    I guess I will pay that 20 dollar fee then.

    With a lot school clubs, people start them to put something to look nice for their applications.
    However, I do understand that you cannot really measure the amount of leadership an applicant has done.
     
  5. sbbond93

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    Look at it as an investment for college... If it helps you get in to an academy its $20 for $200,000. Just a thought.
     
  6. falconchic88

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    Its up to the officers of each NHS chapter to decide what the chapter does. If you are inducted, run for office and then plan service activities for your schools chapter. Even if you don't get selected as an officer, you are a member and can still head up a committee and get something accomplished in the name of the NHS. I see a great leadership opportunity just waiting for you to take advantage of!
     
  7. rkrosnar

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    Yes, this is very important. One of the things it does it your a good student if not a excellent one. It shows service, before self. I also agree you should run for office

    Good Luck,

    RGK
     

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