The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that exists to “create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.” At The Dunham School, the National Honor Society works with various organizations in Baton Rouge to help improve the community surrounding the school. Officers help plan and promote the activities that the NHS sponsors, and members complete service projects at different points throughout the year.
In order to be eligible for applying to be a member of NHS, a student must be a sophomore or junior with a minimum 3.5 core GPA. Students must also demonstrate leadership inside and outside the classroom. They must be willing to serve others, and while in NHS, students must complete two NHS sponsored service projects a year. Students must also maintain high standards of character, not engaging in behavior that would embarrass the school or the National Honor Society.
NHS selection takes place in the fall, and students will be notified of deadlines to complete application material, including obtaining teacher recommendations and filling out an activity form. Note that application does not automatically guarantee acceptance. Upon review of applications, students who meet the membership requirements will be invited to be members of the NHS and will be inducted in a special ceremony.