First of all, let me introduce myself. I'm YJ (the Y is pronounced as E and the J is pronounced as Jay) I'm aspiring to attend any of the Service Academies next year. (I'm an incoming Senior) Okay so here's my dilemma... So I went to California Boys State (it was fun and truly a one of a kind experience) and I've learned through my peers that there's this Nationwide honors organization called the National Honor Society. They told me that they were members in their local schools and that it can be a huge addition to college applications. So I did my research, I found out that I have to be in contact with my local school district in order to start a chapter, and that it would require not only students, but also the teachers and the school administration to make it work. Knowing this, it made me wonder if does it really matter? So I looked it up, I researched how being a member of the national honor society weighs on a student's college application. I found out from multiple sources that it's basically like a normal club, and that officers are always the ones who get the accolade or "additional points" from an admissions perspective. My dilemma is that I am truly concerned about making a step to contact and talk to my local school district about the establishment of a National Honor Society Chapter in our city if it doesn't really weigh a lot on college applications. I considered the factor of having some of the school's administrators to allot extra time and effort into this organization. In addition to that, I've also considered that since we have a local chapter in our town, our local junior high school's also going to be involved with it as well. In conclusion, I just want to know what you guys think about this. Should I just pursue and convince my local school district to start a chapter in our city? Or should I just let it go since it would not really benefit a lot of students in terms of college admissions? I would really love to see what you guys think! I've been lurking in this forum for quite a while now. I figured that this would be a good thing to discuss.