nhs

The Michael L. Wemple Chapter of The National Honor Society

John Glenn High School

Co-Advisers: Mrs. Jennifer Kipfmiller & Mrs. Hollis Paul

2016-2017 Eligibility Requirements:

Each fall, students in grades 11 and 12 who complete the information packet on time and meet the requirements are eligible to be invited for membership. Membership is granted by a faculty council, and induction is in early November. Each chapter is required to publish its qualifications for membership, which are based on the four pillars of NHS:

  • Scholarship
    • Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)
      *John Glenn’s chapter requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 to be considered for selection.
  • Service
    • This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
      *John Glenn’s chapter requires that a student has a minimum of 20 hours of community service to be considered for selection. Once inducted, each member must accrue a minimum of 20 hours of community service per year of membership as well as participate in the chapter’s fall fundraising initiative and spring group community service project.
  • Leadership
    • Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
  • Character
    • The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
      *John Glenn’s candidates must submit a minimum of three evaluations completed by an adult (teacher, coach, employer, etc.) who can testify as to the student’s leadership and character to be considered for selection. Failure to uphold one or more of the four pillars may be grounds for probation and/or dismissal.