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The purpose of National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in students. Eligible students are those of Sophomore, Junior, and Senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher, and who have attended CHS for at least one semester. Eligible students are notified early in the second semester and invited to complete a Candidate Information Form and an essay to support their candidacy. 

Find an explanation of the selection process (Word) and a downloadable copy of the Candidate Information Form (Word) on the Forms Page.

Students accepted as members of NHS demonstrate the following traits:


  • Demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities
  • Exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals
  • Inspires positive behavior in others
  • Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility without prodding
  • Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted


  • Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.
  • Participates in some outside activity: Scouts, church groups, volunteer services for the aged, poor or disadvantaged.
  • Volunteers dependable assistance and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance.
  • Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers and students.


  • Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously.
  • Upholds principles of morality and ethics.
  • Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work.
  • Shows courtesy, concern and respect for others.

Throughout the year, NHS students participate in a number of activities in the schools and community-at-large, including:

  • Curriculum Nights at Whitson
  • NHS/FBLA Canned Food Drive
  • Spring Fest
  • Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery Open House
  • Whitson PTO BBQ
  • Community Benefit Food Basket Collecting, Sorting, Assembling and Distributing

Contact Advisor Kevin Olin for more information.