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National Honor Society


The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.  Join millions of students around the world who think globally and act locally. Show us how you are #MakingGlobalChange.

Juniors & Seniors are eligible to apply for membership during the application process once a year. Initial requirements for membership include a 3.6 GPA (or higher), service in one's community (library, church, hospital, just to name a few) as well as a commitment to involvement at Shepard HS (participation in 4 activities and/or athletics).

Members have joined and receive regular updates regarding opportunities for service hours. Members must perform a required number of service hours (both inside & outside of school) to remain a member in good standing. While there is a required number of hours necessary, we encourage our members to become involved in as many leadership & service activities as possible : )

We will be tracking all hours through All NHS students should have an account and be registering for events and checking in with a photo to earn credit. 

Accepted Candidates/Members should join Google Classroom using code: 5dp6e3e
Remind Code: @absnhs2022

Thurs September 9 2021 - First Meeting of the year at 7:15am in FACS (All members & Candidates)

Tues September 28 2021 - Mandatory practice for all NHS Candidates - Students receive tickets for their guests - 7am FAC

Weds September 29 2021 -  NHS Induction at 7pm in the Fine Arts Center
    - Candidates arrive by 6:30pm - Door 1 (main entrance) for picture
    - Guests, enter through door 12, FAC will open at 6:45pm. You must have a mask and a ticket to attend. 
    - We will have selfie stations and cookies available after the ceremony 
    - We are live streaming!!! For those of you unable to make it, you can watch the ceremony at this link

February 24 2022 - Letters to potential candidates mailed home to all Soph/Junior students with a 3.6 or higher GPA - Forms are due Friday March 25th at midnight. 
Tues, March 1, 2022 - Email sent to all future candidates school email with examples resumes. 
Mon, March 21, 2022 - Follow up email reminder sent to all future candidates reminding of the Friday March 25th deadline. 
Friday March 25, 2022 - Deadline for applications to become an NHS member for the 2022-23 school year due at midnight. 
Friday, May 6, 2022 - Community Service for Seniors due, acceptance letters for candidates sent out for the 22-23 school year. 
Tues, October 11, 2022 - Mandatory induction practice for current NHS candidates in the FAC (3:25-4:00) 
SAVE THE DATE Induction for the 2022-23 school year will be on Weds Oct 12th, 2022 at 7pm. 

NHS Induction Ceremony 2021