Following the guidelines specified in the National Honor SocietyHandbook, the Hebron High School Chapter, along with more than 15,000 chapters in schools across the nation, strives to give practical meaning to the Society's standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Membership at Hebron High School is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher. In addition to the academic requirement, participation and leadership in school and community activities are required. Character is the final standard that is considered for each candidate. Since this category is more subjective, teachers evaulate each candidate using specified criteria (i.e. courtesy and respect for others, follows rules, inspires positive behavior in others, is dependable, and more).
In the Fall of each school year, announcements will be made for several days asking for students to see Mrs. Kiner, NHS Adviser, to express interest in joining NHS. In these announcements a deadline date will be given--candidates will not be accepted after this date.
If the candidate meets the gpa requirement, he or she will be given an application packet. This packet includes: Student Activity Form (student lists activities in school and community), an information sheet, and an essay form (student writes a 250-300 word essay on "how a NHS member should exemplify good character").
Once a candidate meets the requirements of gpa, activity participation points, and teacher evaluations, a five member Faculty council will decide on membership approval or not.
After a candidate has been approved for membership, he or she will be inducted into the Hebron chapter of NHS during a candlelight ceremony in October. Active members are continually reviewed by the Faculty Council, must uphold the high standards of the Society, and are required to maintain a mimimum scholastic average of 3.25. Exemplying character, leadership and service ideals, members abide by the chapter's bylaws outlined in the Hebron National Honor Society Demerit Policy. Students will also be required to conduct a specified number of service hours each year.