National Honor Society
Membership, Eligibility in the National Honor Society.
LHS chapter of the National Honor Society "To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools." - NHS Constitution
Election to membership in the National Honor Society represents the highest honor and trust that can be bestowed upon a student in the junior or senior year of high school. The National Honor Society recognizes students for outstanding SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE and CHARACTER. Membership in the society is indicative that the student has attained and is demonstrating and promoting all of these qualities, and is exerting an effort to improve conditions in the school and community. Eligibility for membership is demonstrated through the qualities of LEADERSHIP, CHARACTER, and SERVICE, as well as a grade point average of 3.50 or greater. Together, these qualities are the basis for membership in the National Honor Society.
The student who exercises leadership:
- Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions
- Demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities
- Exercises influence on peers in up holding school ideals
- Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school
- Is able to delegate responsibilities
- Exemplifies positive attitudes
- Inspires positive behavior in others
- Demonstrates academic initiative
- Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibilities, conducting business efficiently and effectively, and without prodding, demonstrates reliability and dependability
- Demonstrates leadership in the classroom, at work, and in school or community activities
- Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted
The student who serves:
- Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude
- Participates in some outside activity (examples: girl scouts, boy scouts, church groups, volunteer serves for the aged, poor or disadvantaged, family duties, etc.)
- Volunteers dependable and well-organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance
- Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities
- Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school
- Is wiling to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition
- Does committee and staff work uncomplainingly
- Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students
The student of character:
- Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendation graciously
- Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities or behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, and stability)
- Upholds principles of morality and ethics
- Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.
- Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
- Shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others
- Observes instruction and rules, punctuality, and faithfulness both inside and outside of the classroom
- Has powers of concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies
- Maintains truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness, to profit by the mistakes of others
- Actively helps to rid the school of bad influences or environment.
Membership in the Langley chapter is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by a faculty council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities. Members who resign or are dismissed are never again eligible for its benefits.
Selection of members
To be eligible for membership the candidate must be a member of the junior or senior class. Candidates must have been in attendance at the school for the equivalent of one semester. The selection of members to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the faculty council. Anyone applying for membership with an honor code violation will not be considered for acceptance.
All faculty and staff will review applicants' names. Students who do not promote service, leadership, and character in the classroom will not be considered for membership. The application form, which includes guidelines for applicants, the application and teacher recommendation forms is required of all candidates.