NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETYCharacterScholarshipLeadershipServiceOfficers:President: Gracie EnglundVice President: Ariana WangSecretary: Sweta Munagapati & Cami O'DayService Project Manager: Anushka BaghadMentor Me Coordinator: Shruthi Mohana SundaramSOFO Academy Coordinator: Kaushika MohanMeals By Grace Coordinator: Max PhillipsKeep Forsyth Beautiful Coordinator: Vaishnavi DuvvuriSAAFT Coordinator: Sai Sanjana PrakashNHS Sponsor 2018-19: Mr. Kevin S DenneyMeeting Date: First Wednesday of every Month, 7:45-8:15 in P.A.C.
Invitation and induction of new members for the 2019-20 school year will take place in October of 2019. Dual Enrollment students your invitations will be mailed to you. We will again look at student cummulative GPA/grades in June of 2019 to issue invitations to potential candidates in August or September of the 2019-2020 school year. See below for details.
Additional Service Opportunities for Fall Semester
Girls on the Run (Elementary mentoring 2:30 or 3:15 time slots– weekly, 25 hours by Nov 10)
Band Competition Volunteer– Saturday, October 27NHS 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 qualifies, he/she will receive a Candidate Survey Form to fill out and return. This 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 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 September or early October of each year.We hope to begin the process for new members in late August/early September of 2019 with the delivery of a survey and an invitation to an informational meeting for prospective new members. "Tapping" and Induction of the final selections will be in October.
The students 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.According to the national NHS Constitution (Article IX, Section 1), "...students who transfer between schools must wait until the conclusion of at least one full semester before they become eligible for consideration." Transfer students who were already members of NHS in their old school will have the membership transferred once they show proof of membership in the form of a letter from their previous chapter sponsor or their membership card/certificate.NHS Meetings:NHS meeting dates are now set. Meetings will be held in most cases the first Wednesday morning of each school month in the Performing Arts Center from 8:00 - 8:15. 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, attendence 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.