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Golden Valley High School

2016 – 2017 National Honor Society


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Scholarship. Service. Character. Leadership.


Welcome.  As a charter-certified institution of the National Honor Society, Golden Valley High School is proud to recognize our student members for their exceptional achievements. GVHS NHS students are not only academically remarkable, but also socially active, responsible individuals who are committed to serving their peers and community.

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students.  More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Today, more than one million students participate in NHS activities.  NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U. S. territories, and Canada.  Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.  

It is GVHS's NHS purpose to build character, extend awareness of scholarship, build leadership skills, and serve the school and community.  As such, we look forward to our students' contributions and success on and off campus in the years to come.


 I pledge to myself to uphold the high purposes of the National Honor Society to which I have been selected.  I will be true to the principles for which it stand.  I will maintain and encourage high standards of scholarship, leadership, and character.



Golden Valley High School's 2016/2017 National Honor Society Executive Board is comprised of the following students and staff:

            President:                     David Chung           

            Vice President:              Kirsten Azarraga    

            Secretary:                     Charlie Hwang 

            Treasurer:                     Matthew Chang

            Historian:                      Nadia Bukhari

            Advisor:                        Mrs. Elizabeth Flynn



Congratulations to Golden Valley High School's newly elected 2017/2018 National Honor Society Officers!:

            President:                     Kirsten Azarraga         

            Vice President:              Jielena Bragasin    

            Secretary:                     Jerry Calderon 

            Treasurer:                     Nadia Burkari

            Historian:                      Elizabeth Aguilar





Meetings:  NHS meetings are generally held once a month on Wednesdays at lunch in room 506.  Our meetings for Spring 2017 (so far) are as follows:  January 25th, February (to be determined), March 8th, April 12th, May (to be determined).


Text Notifications are HERE!  All you have to do is text @gvhs2016 to 81010 to start receiving text notifications/reminders about everything and all GVHS NHS.  Sign up today!


2017 NHS Seniors:  Graduation recognitions (NHS sash, NHS cord) are now available for purchase.  Please see Mrs. Flynn for details (room 506).  Payment for graduation recognition is due by Monday, April 24th.  Late payments will not be accepted.


Fall 2016 NHS Membership Applications:  NOW CLOSED.  The Fall 2016 NHS membership application window opened August 24th and closed September 9th.  If you have any questions about applications or the application process, please see Mrs. Flynn in room 506.


Spring 2017 NHS Membership Applications:  NOW CLOSED.  The Spring 2017 NHS membership application window opens January 25th and closes February 10th.  Late applications will not be accepted.  If you have any questions about applications or the application process, please see Mrs. Flynn in room 506.


2017/2018 NHS Officer Applications:  NOW CLOSED.  The 2017/2018 NHS OFFICER application window opens January 25th and closes February 22nd.  Officer applicants should plan on giving a 1-minute speech at the March 8th.  Immediately following all officer applicant speeches, we will hold our NHS 2017-2018 officer membership vote.If you have any questions about OFFICER applications or the OFFICER application process, please see Mrs. Flynn in room 506.




2016/2017 NHS Membership Dues:  NOW CLOSED.  2016/2017 NHS membership dues are $15.  Membership dues were due to Mrs. Flynn no later than September 9th.


2017 SPRING NHS Membership Dues:  NOW CLOSED.  Dues for new applicants in Spring 2017 will be $20.  Membership dues will include an NHS t-shirt.  Be sure to note your t-shirt size on your application.  Every effort will be made to provide you with the size you request.  Thank you.


Fall 2016 NHS Volunteer/Community Service Hours:  Fall 2016 service hours are due no later than December 9, 2016.  Late service hours jeopardize your NHS membership.  Please be proactive about fulfilling this NHS requirement.  NHS offers many opportunities for community service.  Please see the Community Service Hours Page (on this website) for full details and opportunities.


Spring 2017 NHS Volunteer/Community Service Hours:  Spring 2017 service hours are due no later than May 17, 2017.  Late service hours joepardize your NHS membership.  Please be proactive about fulfilling this NHS requirement.  NHS offers many opportunities for community service.  Please see the Community Service Hours Page (on this website) for full details and opportunities.


Spring 2017 Induction Ceremony:  GVHS's NHS Annual Induction Ceremony will be held Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 6:30 pm in the Library.  Check back here in February or March, 2017, for detailed information about our Spring 2017 Induction ceremony.



NHS Scholarship Search Tool For NHS Students:  The National Honor Society (NHS), in partnership with Get Schooled, has launched a customized scholarship search tool exclusively for Honor Society students.  Accessible through the NHS website for student members and their parents, this tool offers filtered results of scholarship options that are aligned with the four pillars of NHS:  scholarship, service, leadership, and character.  Please visit and check out this amazing new scholarship resource!



The College Board College Budget Tools:  Help meet college budget challenges head on with these useful tools.  A resource available from The College Board called, "Big Future" has several resources and calculators designed to help you with college planning.  Check those out at


Sallie Mae, a financial services company that specializes in education, also has a free resource on its website called the College Planning Calculator.  You can sign up for free and build a solid plan for financing your higher education experience.  Visit to get started.  If college is just around the corner, these tools can help you figure out how to pay for it.  If college is further away, these tools can help you save up.



We have an outstanding opportunity for every student in your building to save time and money in their college search.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)—parent organization of the National Honor Society (NHS)—will host a Virtual College Fair on Thursday, May 25, from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. (ET).

Why Participate?
This is an exceptional opportunity for your entire school. Any student in grade 9–12, parent, or faculty/staff member can:

  • Visit virtual booths and take virtual tours of campuses nationwide, such as Notre Dame, Syracuse, Eastern Washington, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and more.
  • Participate from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Get questions answered in real time. Learn about scholarship programs.

Even seniors getting ready to matriculate to a chosen institution in the fall will find value, as arrival preparation tips will be shared.

To get the most out of the experience, students are encouraged to register now and complete a profile. Visit

Please ask your students to include “NHS” in the first name field when signing up (e.g., First Name: NHS-Jonathan). This will help colleges see the presence of NHS students attending the fair.   Go to to register now.





It is with pride that we announce the following senior NHS students who will graduate on May 31st with NHS honors.  Congrats grads!


Robin Allas, Kevin Alterman, Lindsey Alterman, Andres Alvarado, Natalie Amara, Diana Antonio, Ronaldo Arista, Faizul Basit, Eljie Bragasin, Renee Caballero, Rachel Caruso, Tatyanah Castillo, Rachel Catura, Sheila Cervantes, Sharon Chung, Jason Corbin, Angel Cortes, Ashley Curtis, Rachelle Anne DeGuzman, Kayla Dinson, Matthew Elyas, Marisa Felix, Kristal Garcia, Valerie Goymerac, Myranda Gudino, Claudine Gutierrez, Marissa Gutierrez, Lillian Hagan-Calzada, Michelle Hahn, Azaria Hill, Kameron Hobbs, Emily Holmes Erica Hong, Tyler Jocson, Joseph Larco, Brian Liem, Ashley Lira, Alana Lynn, Juan Martinez, Shane McMurray, Trevor McKnight, Steffanie Moore, Nirupan Nesarajah, Nicholas Nunez, Megan O'Kelly, Nathan Ray, Seynt Sahagun, Derek Schlossman, Margo Tannewitz, Meghan Topolski, Hannad Trinh, Benedict Uiseco, Vincent Villani, Jzan Villanos, Kimberly Villeda, Abbir Virani, Jaskiran Walia, Claire Weeks, Jacob Wilson.




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If you have any questions or need additional information, Mrs. Flynn may be reached by email at or by phone at (661) 298-8140 Ext. 1506.