National Honor Society Selection Procedure
George Halvorson, Jr. Chapter
Menahga High School
In accordance with the National Council of the National Honor Society, the George Halvorson, Jr. Chapter of the National Honor Society abides by the National Council recommended selection procedure.
However, selection of students for membership is the responsibility of the local school through its Faculty Council. The follow procedure is used by the Menahga High School Faculty Council to assist them in this difficult, partially subjective task.
A. Junior and senior candidate must have attended Menahga High School the equivalent of one semester.
B. During the first quarter of each school year, juniors’ and seniors’ academic records are reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility.
C. GPA requirement (3.5) is the same for all candidates in all classes.
D. Students who are eligible scholastically are notified by mail that for further consideration for selection to the NHS Chapter they must complete the Student Activity Information Form available from the NHS advisor.
E. The Student Activity Information Form is reviewed by the Faculty Council, along with any other verifiable information about each candidate and his or her activities which define the candidate’s leadership, service, and character. All four criterion must be considered in the selection process; however, the weight that any individual criterion receives is determined by the local Faculty Council.
F. All high school faculty members are invited to make comments on candidate using a faculty comment sheet. However, the actual selections are made by the five appointed members of the Faculty Council.
G. Candidates receiving a majority vote of the Faculty Council are inducted into the chapter.
H. Students who are selected, and their parents/guardians, are notified of their selection and given information regarding the upcoming induction ceremony and the obligations of membership in NHS.
I. Prior to the induction ceremony, the advisor must verify the acceptance of all selected members.
J. There is no specific quota or percentage of students inducted.
K. The selection procedure used by the Faculty Council must be published.