National Honor Society
by Lupe Kollasch
July 26, 2011
The National Honor Society Chapter of North Sentral Kossuth High School inducts students who are outstanding in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. Each year, students who have achieved a 3.25 cumulative grade point average for at least three semesters are eligible for consideration for membership. Each candidate will be asked to fill out a resume of activities in which the candidate may be asked to respond in writing to some essay questions. A five-member Faculty Council appointed by the principal will review the resume and responses to essay questions to determine if the candidate shows outstanding character, leadership and service.
Listed below are some general guidelines that help define the qualities that should be demonstrated by a National Honor Society member. The Faculty Council uses these guidelines as they review the candidate’s application.
Character—is honest and reliable, follows school regulations, accepts constructive criticism appropriately, is a positive role model for younger students.
Leadership—helps promote school activities, holds offices or positions of responsibility in clubs, organizations, or athletic/academic teams, is selected for special honors or recognitions by clubs, organizations, or athletic/academic teams.
Service—represents the school in interscholastic or intrascholastic competition, volunteers or agrees to render service to the school, courteously assists visitors, teachers, or other students where needed.
A majority vote of the Faculty Council committee will determine if a candidate is selected for induction. Prior to notification of any candidates, the chapter adviser shall review with the principal the results of the Faculty Council.