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NHS Selection Process
NHS Selection Process
Pam Hutchison
Friday, November 05, 2021

Fort Scott High School

National Honor Society

Selection Procedure


The National Honor Society chapter of Fort Scott High School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students are selected for membership by majority vote of a five-member faculty council, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each Fall semester.


Students in grades 11-12 are eligible for membership.  For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Each fall those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Membership Application that provides the faculty council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service.  


To evaluate a candidate’s character, the faculty council uses two forms of input. First, school disciplinary records are reviewed. Second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership.


Any solicited faculty input and all Membership Applications are carefully reviewed by the faculty council to determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule.


Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection.


The induction ceremony for new members will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm in the Fort Scott High School auditorium.