National Honor Society

Chapter Overview

The purpose of the National Honor Society is to:

  • Create and promote enthusiasm for scholarship
  • Render service, promote leadership and to develop character in the students of OESJ High School

Members must maintain a cumulative 85 percent average and do one or more OESJ National Honor Society projects per year. Membership is open to any sophomore, junior or senior who meets the annually published criteria for scholarship, character, leadership and service. A faculty council will select the members based on the that criteria. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.

The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council consisting of five high school faculty members appointed by the principal. In addition to qualifying GPA, candidates are evaluated on the basis of service, leadership and character.

Selection of NHS Officers

The officers of the chapter are president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Student officers are elected at the last meeting of each school year. All returning active members are eligible to run for a position as an officer. All active members of the chapter are eligible to vote.

It is the duty of the president to preside at the chapter meetings and to establish an agenda for each meeting. The vice president shall preside in the absence of the president, keep a record of members’ attendance and contribution to leadership and service. The secretary is responsible for keeping the minutes of meetings and for all official chapter correspondence. The treasurer keeps the record of chapter expenses, dues, and all other financial transactions of the chapter.

NHS Chapter Activities

The chapter shall determine one of more service projects for each year. All members shall regularly participate in these projects. These projects shall have the following characteristics: fulfill a need within the school or community; have the support of the administration and the faculty; be appropriate and educationally defensible; and be well planned, organized and executed. Each member is responsible for choosing and participating in an individual service project that reflects his or her particular talents and interest and is approved by the chapter advisor.