• NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
     
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    OFFICERS for 2023-2024 School Year
     
    We would like to welcome our NEW Class of 2024 Officers to the leadership of our chapter:

    PRESIDENT: Jocelyn Wang

    VICE-PRESIDENT: Anishka Manavalan 

    TREASURER:  Francisco Valentinotti Pavon

    SPIRIT OFFICER: Vaidehi Gupta

    SECRETARIES: Parnika Umashankar & Shriya Manikonda

    SERVICE PROJECT LEADERS – 

    LEAD: Mahi Khemani

    SERVICE PROJECT MANAGERS (spots to be determined):

    Mentor Me - Lakshmi Sunil

    SAFFT/Saturday Academy - Krishna Sunil

    Meals by Grace - Geethika Janaki

    Keep Forsyth Beautiful - Arya Nayak

    CHOA - Emily Hanna

     
     
    Meetings for the 2023-2024 School Year will be face-to-face on the FIRST Tuesday of each month.  
    August meeting will be the first Tuesday after the start of school, August 8th.  If you are a VIRTUAL or Dual Enrollment student, meeting attendance is still an expectation of membership and is MANDATORY for the first meeting on August 8th as we will be informing you of changes in procedures and expectations.  If this is going to be an issue, reach out to the Adviser to discuss.  
     
    LINK for Attendance Forms:
    Request for excused absence: https://forms.gle/pPFgKUCaRvQU3xGq5
     
    Request for outside service: https://forms.gle/NZeCPc1irkDctnUHA

    Note that NHS is an Honor society that requires Service to the community.  Even with the changing COVID-circumstances, students are expected to do service to the community around us.  We will be providing many virtual options for service that will be posted at the meetings monthly.  Students are STILL expected to serve 2 hours of service each month. Some of that service can be with service opportunities outside of those offered by the NHS Projects, but members MUST complete at least one months service with one of the approved NHS Service Projects.  See the list of officers above for which one to reach out to about completing that service requirement. 

    The selection process for new members for 2023-2024 will begin at the start of August.  Students with a 3.8000+ GPA as of August 8th will receive an invitation to complete a survey of their interest and leadership to see if they meet all four pillars that the NHS stands upon. Survey's are due by September 11th at 12 midnight.  They will then be examined and read and voted on by the Faculty Council in mid September and it is our hope that new members will be "tapped" on October 4th in their Instructional Focus classroom and then INDUCTED into membership at a ceremony in November. 

    Please NOTE that just having the 3.8000+ GPA does NOT mean automatic acceptance into NHS.  NHS members must show acceptable character, leadership, and service to school and community before acceptance.  Please reach out to the adviser at kdenney@forsyth.k12.ga.us with any questions.

      
    NHS Selection Process:
     

    To be eligible for the South Forsyth High School chapter of the National Honor Society, a student must first meet the scholarship level of attaining a 3.8000+ GPA at the end of the 10th grade year OR at the beginning of their senior year.  If that student has a qualifying GPA, he/she will receive a Candidate Survey Form to fill out and return.  DO NOT ASSUME that HAVING A GPA of 3.8000+ AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFIES YOU FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY.  There are 3 other pillars required for membership selection in the National Honor Society.  The survey form asks that the student list activities both in school and in the community that demonstrate their character, and to list ways the student has demonstrated both leadership and service.  The purpose of this form is for the student to communicate how he/she meets the additional service, leadership, and the character criteria that the National Honor Society wants students to demonstrate.  The student's form is then evaluated by the Faculty Council of the SFHS chapter of NHS, and if they are indeed qualified, the student is then invited to membership.  This form must be returned by the deadline, as forms received after the deadline will not be reviewed for membership. Incomplete or partial submissions will also not be reviewed.  
     
    If students are accepted by a majority of the Faculty Council, they will be invited to join the membership.  This "tapping" process will take place sometime in late October or early November this year.  
     
    The selection process for the 2023-2024 school year will begin in mid-August.  At that time we will begin the process for new members with the delivery of a survey and an invitation to an recorded informational meeting for prospective new members.  The next "Tapping" and Induction of the final selections will be in October of this year.  

    The senior students who did not qualify in junior year also may have a second chance at the conclusion of their 11th grade year to meet the same criteria, at which time the above procedure is repeated.

    New Member Steps for the 2023-2024 School Year:

    1st - Students with 3.8000+ Cummulative GPA will receive a letter by Friday, Aug 26th via ITSlearning school email notifying them of their potential NHS candidacy. 
    2nd - Students receiving the above letter MUST attend a informational meeting to receive their access code for the online survey.  If the student does not attend the meeting, they are considered to not be actively pursuing membership and any survey they submit will not be accepted. If they are unable to attend the meeting, they must reach out to the Adviser with a direct face-to-face meeting no later than Friday, September 8th at 4pm
    3rd - Students complete the Survey and submit it electronically no later than September 11th at 11:59PM
    4th - Submitted surveys will be read and voted on by the five member Faculty Council.  Three YES votes are required for acceptance into the National Honor Society. Votes are based upon the student demonstrating their leadership, character, and service to school and community with their responses in the Survey. 
    5th - Newly selected members will be "Tapped" on approximately the 6th of October.  
    6th - Appeals by Non-selected students must be submitted in writing to the Advisor no later than October 20th at 4pm.
    7th - Official Induction Ceremony will be held virtually one evening in late October/early November (Date to be determined)
     
    NHS Meetings:
    NHS meeting dates are now set. Meetings will be held virtually on the first Wednesday morning of each school month.  Attendance at meetings is considered a mandatory part of membership responsibilities.
     
    All information for inducted members will be posted in ITSLearning.  It is the responsibility of each member to regularly check ITSLearning for announcements, calendar dates, and project discussions.  Failure to check ITSLearning is not an acceptable excuse for not meeting attendance and service requirements.
     
    A Note to Dual Enrollment Students:
    Dual Enrollment is a choice and an option.  It may potentially conflict with a students ability to make it to NHS Monthly meetings.  By the constitution and charter SFHS holds with the National Honor Society, attendance at NHS meetings is a mandatory requirement.  If students are in a college course at our normal first Wednesday of the month meeting times, this qualifies for an "excused absence", but that absence MUST be replaced by an alternate 1 hour of additional community service.  The faculty and administration at South High understand that this is a difficult choice but it is indeed a choice for the student to make.  Life often forces choices between things we love and want to do.  It is possible to be a Dual Enrollment student at SFHS and still be a member of our National Honor Society, but that will require students to potentially meet the additional service requirements that go with that choice.