History of NHS
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, the NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.
Since 1921 those four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: "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." (from the NHS Constitution)
With more than 1,000 chapters by 1930, NHS quickly developed into one of the country's leading educational groups. Today, it is estimated that over one million students participate in activities of the NHS and its middle level counterpart, the National Junior honor Society (NJSH). For more information, such as scholarships for members, visit www.nhs.us.