National Honor Society

Wrenshall Chapter of the National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that attempts to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and community. Membership in the NHS is recognized throughout the country as one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student.

To be considered for membership, a student must excel equally in scholarship, service, leadership, and character.


The student who exercises leadership:

  • Is respectful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions.
  • Demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities.
  • Exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals.
  • Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school.
  • Is able to delegate responsibilities.
  • Exemplifies positive attitudes.
  • Inspires positive behavior in others.
  • Demonstrates academic initiative.
  • Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility, conducts business efficiency and effectively, and is reliable and dependable without prodding.
  • Demonstrates leadership in the classroom, at work, and in school activities.
  • Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted.


The student of character:

  • Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously.
  • Constantly exemplifies desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability).
  • Upholds the principles of morality and ethics.
  • Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning school property, programs, office, halls, etc.
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability.
  • Shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others.
  • Observes instruction and rules, punctuality, and faithfulness both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Has power of concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to study.
  • Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others.
  • Actively helps to rid the school of bad influences.