National Honor Society

nationwide organization in the United States

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States which is made up of many chapters in high schools.

National Honor Society
Formation1921; 103 years ago (1921)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • United States

Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship (academic achievement), leadership, service, and character. The National Honor Society requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. The time spent working on these projects contributes towards the monthly service hour requirement.

The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The Alpha chapter of NHS was founded at Fifth Avenue High School by Principal Edward S. Rynearson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1]

References change

  1. "About Us". Archived from the original on 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2010-03-12.