Golden Valley High School
2017 – 2018 National Honor Society
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.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY PLEDGE
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.
2017/2018 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
President: Kirsten Azarraga
Vice President: Jielena Bragasin
Secretary: Jerry Calderon
Treasurer: Nadia Burkari
Historian: Elizabeth Aguilar
IMPORTANT NEWS, DEADLINES, EVENT INFORMATION
Meetings: NHS meetings are generally held once a month on Wednesdays at lunch in room 506. Our meetings for Spring 2018 are scheduled as follows: January 24th, February 7th, March 7th, April 11th, May 2nd. Please plan to attend all NHS meetings.
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2018 NHS Seniors: Information on graduation recognition (NHS sash, NHS cord) Is generally available in March/April. Please check back here in March 2018 for full information.
Fall 2017 NHS Membership Applications: The application window for new applicant/members for Fall 2017 opens September 6th and closes September 15th. Applications must be received by Mrs. Flynn by September 15th; no late applications will be accepted. As always if you have any questions about applications or the application process, please see Mrs. Flynn in room 506. NOTE: Existing member do not need to submit a new application; however, existing member DO need to pay their annual dues of $20. MEMBERSHIP WINDOW FOR FALL 2017 IS NOW CLOSED.
Spring 2018 NHS Membership Applications: The application window for new applicant/members for Spring 2018 opens January 22nd and closes February 2nd. Applications must be received by Mrs. Flynn by February 2nd; no late applications will be accepted. As always, if you have any questions about applications or the application process, please see Mrs. Flynn in room 506.
2018/2019 NHS Officer Applications: The application window for 2018/2019 NHS OFFICER applicants opens on February 7, 2018, and closes February 16, 2018. No late officer applications will be accepted. Officer applicants should plan on giving a 1-minute speech at the March meeting. Immediately following all officer applicant speeches, we will hold our NHS 2018-2019 officer membership vote. If you have any questions about OFFICER applications or the OFFICER application process, please speak to a current NHS officer or see Mrs. Flynn in room 506.
2017/2018 NHS Membership Dues: 2017/2018 NHS membership dues are $20 and include an NHS t-shirt. Dues are due to Mrs. Flynn no later than September 15th. All current NHS members must pay their NHS dues to keep their memberships current.
Fall 2017 NHS Volunteer/Community Service Hours: Fall 2017 service hours are due no later than December 8, 2017. 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 or speak to an NHS officer if you have any further questions.
Spring 2018 NHS Volunteer/Community Service Hours: Spring 2018 service hours are due no later than May 11, 2018. 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 or speak to an NHS officer if you have any further questions.
Spring 2018 Induction Ceremony: GVHS's 2018 NHS Annual Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Please check back with this website in February or March, 2018, for detailed information about our Spring 2018 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 www.nhs.us/scholarshipsearch and check out this amazing new scholarship resource!
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CONGRATULATIONS 2017 GVHS NHS GRADS!
It is with pride that we announce the following senior NHS students who will graduate on May 31st with NHS honors. Congrats grads!
Jacob Acosta, Zena Aduwo, Jemilat Akanni, Dachelle Alo, Nicole Austria, David Benitez, Jaime Calderon, Matthew Cervantes, Matthew Chang, David Chung, Karis Fisher, Omar Guevara, Cha Hyun Hwang, Sofia Ilagan, Katie Jeong, Joyce Kim, Nathan Kim, Sun Kim, Celeste Lo, Paul Martin, Chloe Mielke, Nicholas Milligan, Kaitlyn Mundy, Kevin Orozco, Earl Panganiban, Britney Pfafman, Hai Phan, Mario Ramos, Justine Reblando, Andre Rivera, Nicholas Rodriguez, Jake Schroeder, Nathan Shapiro, Joan Shim, Ryan Stevens, Brianne Surette, Arsin Touman, Kimberly Villeda, Kristina Wahagheghe, Abigail Yang, Giselle Zendejas
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If you have any questions or need additional information, Mrs. Flynn may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (661) 298-8140 Ext. 1506.