Golden Valley High School
2019 – 2020 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.
2019/2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
President: Evelyn Kong
Vice President: Andrew Oh
Secretary: Kennedi Williams
Treasurer: Liliana Rivera
Historian: Christine Eugenio
IMPORTANT NEWS, DEADLINES, EVENT INFORMATION
Meetings: NHS meetings are generally held once a month on Wednesdays at lunch in room 506. Our meetings for 2019/2020 are scheduled as follows: September 4th, October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th, February 5th, March 4th, April 1st, and May 20th. Please plan to attend all NHS meetings.
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2019/2020 NHS Membership Dues: 2019/2020 NHS membership dues are $20 and include an NHS t-shirt. Dues are due to Mrs. Flynn no later than October 2nd. All current NHS members must pay their NHS dues to keep their memberships current.
Fall 2019 NHS Membership Applications: The application window for new applicant/members for Fall 2019 opens September 4th and closes October 2nd. Applications can be obtained from Mrs. Flynn in room 506. Applications must be received by Mrs. Flynn by October 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. NOTE: Existing members do not need to submit a new application; however, existing member DO need to pay their annual dues of $20.
Spring 2020 NHS Membership Applications: The application window for new applicant/members for Spring 2020 opens on February 5th and closes March 4th. Applications can be obtained from Mrs. Flynn in room 506. Applications must be received by Mrs. Flynn (room 506) by February 4th; 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.
2020/2021 NHS Officer Applications: The application window for 2020/2021 NHS OFFICER applicants opens February 5th and closes March 4th. Officer applications can obtained from Mrs. Flynn in room 506. Officer applicants should plan on giving a 1-minute speech at the April, 2020, meeting. Immediately following all officer applicant speeches, we will hold our NHS 2020-2021 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.
Fall 2019 NHS Volunteer/Community Service Hours: Fall 2019 service hours are due no later than December 4, 2019. 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 details and opportunities or speak to an NHS officer if you have any further questions.
Spring 2020 NHS Volunteer/Community Service Hours: Spring 2020 service hours are due no later than May 20, 2020. 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 details and opportunities or speak to an NHS officer if you have any further questions.
Spring 2020 Induction Ceremony: GVHS's 2020 NHS Annual Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 6:30 pm, in the Library. Please check back with this website in February, 2020, for detailed information about our Spring 2020 Induction ceremony.
2020 NHS Seniors: Information on graduation recognition (NHS sash, NHS cord) Is generally available in March/April. Please check back here in March 2020 for full information.
GVHS NHS 2020 Scholarship: Please check back with this website in Spring 2020 for full details.
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!
NHS Webinars for Students Headed to College: NHS student members have access to comprehensive college admission planning webinars throughout the year. This video series will cover applications, essays, financial aid, and more. The first webinar was on September 26th ("Applying to College: What You Need to Know Now"), followed by "How to Shine in Your Scholarship Application" on October 1. The next installment, "Your First Step in Financial Aid: The FAFSA" debuts on October 10, and "First Steps in Writing Your College Essay" runs October 16. Students and parents can visit www.nhs.us/webinars to learn more and to register.
Check in with Us Frequently: Please be sure to check this website frequently as it is constantly being updated.
If you have any questions or need additional information, Mrs. Flynn may be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at (661) 298-8140 Ext. 1506.