National Honor Society

Membership Requirements

Outstanding academic achievement allows you to be considered for induction into the National Honor Society. Selection for membership is a privilege granted to those who stand above their peers in scholarship, leadership, character and service to the school and community. NHS is considered to be an active club and each member must be involved in a personal community project as well as the club activities of a community and school service project, fundraising and monthly meetings. To be eligible for membership the candidate must be a member of the junior or senior class and have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester.

Students wishing to be considered for membership into the Grove City High School National Honor Society will need to demonstrate outstanding performance in ALL four criteria of NHS – scholarship, leadership, service (school and community) and character.

Scholarship: based on academic average of 3.75 (weighted – no rounding) or higher.

Leadership: may include elected positions but also can include classroom, athletic, and community recognition as well.

Service: actions undertaken by the student which are done with or on behalf of others without any direct financial or material compensation. Consistent community service to an organization is preferred but a variety of experiences with a substantial time commitment would also be considered. Students need to show a connection to the school by being a fully functioning member in a variety (non-related) GCHS school activities over their high school careers. More emphasis is given to the year of application.

Character: use of a multifaceted definition of character known as the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship will be reviewed through faculty/sponsor recommendation forms and no school discipline issues.

The selection of each member to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council.

2017-2018 Potential List
The following students are eligible for membership in the James E. Lester Chapter of the National Honor Society on the basis of an academic (weighted) average of 3.75 or higher. Check with your guidance counselor if you think you are eligible but your name is not on the list. There will be a meeting in the main library immediately after school on Tuesday, Feb. 14th for those eligible students who wish to be considered for membership. You are to bring paper and pencil. You will be given the information sheet with guidance on how to fill it out. You will fill-out the name portion of the teacher recommendation forms. Questions about the selection process, forms or your responsibilities to the organization if selected may be asked at this time. 

There will be a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21st, immediately after school in the main library to turn in information sheets. You will complete the essay portion to be used by the faculty selection committee. This meeting will be over no later than 4:45. Attendance at both meetings is required. If you have questions, contact Ms. Fullen in room 602.




What is National Honor Society?
Purpose is to uphold the ideals of the National Honor Society.
National Honor Society is an organization that represents the 4 pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Service. Each member must maintain a weighted 3.75 weighted GPA and been selected and inducted into membership. Expectations of NHS members include but not limited to : volunteering at the Mid-Ohio Food bank, the GCHS courtyard project, the Autism Awareness Tailgate, induction ceremony, and teacher appreciation week. Monthly meetings are required as well.

Are there dues?

Who is the advisor?
Lori Fullen

When are the meetings?
Monthly on a Monday each month - 4th period in room 602.
Specific dates not determined yet.