Dillard High School 6-12 National Honor Society
The Honor Society is the front runner of organizations and societies that promote appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service. There are thousands of Honor Society Chapters in high schools across the nation and in each one of Broward County’s public high schools. College admissions officers often look for Honor Society membership as a valid indicator that the applicant will succeed at the collegiate level of education. Honor Society members have already demonstrated academic ability, leadership qualities, honorable and admirable character and a willingness to use their talents and skills to improve their society through service.
Serving one another and the community is expressed in the motto of the National Honor Society, “Noblesse Oblige.” Members of the Honor Society are obligated to fulfill the motto with behavior that is honorable, responsible and generous to others. The Honor Society Chapter provides individual members the opportunity to share their talents with the other students, their school and their community.
Adapted from the Introduction to the National Honor Society Handbook.
Membership in the National Honor Society is based on achievement in Scholarship, Character, Service and Leadership as described in the Broward County National Honor Society Pamphlet.
Overview of Membership Requirements
I. Character – Write a one-paragraph essay to a given prompt and have no known instances or encounters regarding serious or persistent misconduct
II. Service – Have a minimum of 30 community service hours documented in the Student Volunteer Service Program (visible on Virtual Counselor)
III. Leadership – Submit 2 leadership experience documents in any of the following ways (NO document may be from a relative): (1) documented evidence from the adult leader of the school sponsored organization for which the student held elected office, (2) letter of recommendation from a school staff member documenting 2 specific demonstrations of leadership, (3) a combination of 1 & 2, (4) either 1 or 2, and a letter of recommendation from a community leader or employer documenting one instance of demonstrated leadership
IV. Scholarship – unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher