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Madison Metropolitan School District

National Honor Society

Juniors interested in being considered for membership in the National Honor Society at West need to have volunteered a total of at least 45 service hours in two or more activities; no more than 25 hours from a single service activity. In addition, a student must have earned a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.5. Service forms can be found through the West High home page, or at


First week of March – Letters of Invitation to join NHS will be sent to eligible Juniors in email and US Mail. Students will apply by submitting two short essays and all service forms documenting 45 volunteer hours. This will all be made clear in the Letter of Invitation.


March 24th – Thursday. NHS application materials due by 4:00 p.m. in room 2032. 


April 11-15th -- Congratulations letters will be sent out to inductees.


End of April – Our NHS Ceremony of Induction will not be in person, and instead feature a video tribute and celebration of students’ performance. These new torchbearers will have come a long way--often through dimly lit passages of time--and will be encouraged to hold their torches high in the years to come through their character, scholarship, leadership and service!


Karly Frisch advises our NHS current Senior members’ organization. For admissions questions, please contact the Chair of the Selection Committee, Gary Powell, at  Looking forward to our new inductees’ Character, Leadership, Scholarship and Service in the new year!


“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little   

  matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” -Colin Powell