National Honor Society


    The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools.

    Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship (academic achievement), leadership, service, and character. The National Honor Society requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. The time spent working on these projects contributes towards the monthly service hour requirement. The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The Alpha chapter of NHS was founded at Fifth Avenue High School by Principal Edward S. Rynearson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    You can learn more about National Honor Society here

    At Walton High School, membership in NHS is limited to 12th grade students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.80 (or higher, weighted) who have met the additional requirements for membership based on their disciplinary record while in high school, their demonstrated leadership (on campus AND in the community), and participated in organized service opportunities. The selection process begins in spring of the students' 11th grade year, meaning the 3.80 GPA must be earned by the end of fall semester junior year. 


    Juniors interested in NHS should complete the "Activity Form for Interested Juniors" linked at the bottom of this page. Deadlines for submission of this form will be discussed during interest meetings held during March each year. Please inform Dr. Edwards ( or Mrs. Staruch ( via email if you wish to be removed from consideration into NHS. 

Learn more about National Honor Society here

Related Files

GroupMe: Class of 2024

NHS GroupMe QR Code
  • NHS Meeting Schedule

    NHS Meetings for the Class of 2024 this semester will occur during the following Wednesdays:

    • August 9th: 7:55am & 3:40pm
    • October 4th
    • December 6th

    You must be present during at one meeting each day. Doors close at these times and you will not receive attendance if you are late - please arrive early!

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  • NHS Meeting for the Class of 2024

    Congratulations on a beautiful Induction Ceremony. Good luck with finals!

    -Sign up for GroupMe 

    -Graduation Marshals

    Students who did not receive notification of membership on 4/19/23 are asked to contact to learn your status in NHS in the 2023-2024 school year. 


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