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National Honor Society

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society seeks to recognize and promote scholarship, character, leadership and service. Membership is an honor bestowed upon a student. To become a candidate for NHS membership, a student must have the following:

  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 90% or higher
  • A good disciplinary record (2 or less Office Detentions, no Wednesday School, ISS or OSS)

A student that becomes a candidate will then need to complete an Activity Packet indicating his/her activities, clubs, and/or sports that he/she has been involved in during his/her high school years. As part of the Activity Packet, a student must show the following:

  • Evidence of a leadership role in at least one activity (one letter of recommendation for demonstrating leadership qualities from any co-curricular, extra-curricular or outside school activity)
  • Documentation of a total of at least 25 hours of volunteer service outside of school during his/her Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior years.

Please note that no more than 20% of activities can come from service outside of Cinnaminson High School.

In addition to the completed Activity Packet, there will be a faculty character rating. The candidate must have an above average faculty character rating (3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5).

All of the credentials for each candidate are then reviewed by the Faculty Council, which makes the final decision for membership. Any junior denied membership due to discipline in Junior year will be reconsidered in their senior year provided he/she does not have any new disciplinary infractions. The candidate must also meet the other requirements for candidacy.

Once becoming a member of the Cinnaminson Chapter of NHS, a student will need to keep the GPA, discipline, and character requirement listed above and provide service hours which can include assistance at school sponsored activities, assistance with the annual Red Cross Blood Drive, tutoring high school students and participation in the “Service Day” for teachers and staff.