Criteria for Invitation
Students that meet the minimum standard of scholarship of an un-weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher or a weighted GPA of 4.25 or higher) will be invited to apply. NHS invitations would come to those who match this criterion following their 5th semester (2nd semester junior year). Seniors who are not members of NHS, but meet the criteria, will be invited to apply after the end of their 7th semester (2nd semester senior year).
Four Pillars of NHS
SCHOLARSHIP: Student has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 (unweighted) or 4.25 (weighted).
SERVICE: Student demonstrates commitment to community and others by rendering assistance to others in a dependable, enthusiastic, and well-organized manner. Student must provide evidence of AT LEAST 10 volunteer hours during high school prior to the NHS application deadline.
LEADERSHIP: Student demonstrates initiative in planning, leading and maintaining participation in activities at LT or outside of LT.
CHARACTER: Student exemplifies desirable qualities of personality while upholding principles of morality and ethics both in and outside of the classroom. Student can show that he/she upholds principles of morality and ethics; consistently exemplifies perseverance, desirable qualities of behavior, and shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules. If there have been any documented incidents of plagiarism/cheating, Code of Conduct violations, or threats against students or teachers, the applicant will automatically be disqualified.
Selection of NHS Members
Invitations for 2023 will be mailed early February. Students will submit an application for consideration.
Candidates will be evaluated by the selection committee on the basis of service (a minimum number of volunteer hours are required prior to applying for NHS), leadership, and character. The committee members will review the application, personal statement, and faculty recommendations of each applicant to determine eligible for membership in NHS.
Decisions will be mailed by April 1, 2023.
Information for members
If selected to be a member of NHS as a junior (Class of 2024), the membership expectations are to:
- Acquire a minimum of 25 volunteer hours by participating in opportunities within LTHS and outside of LTHS.
- Attend NHS Day of Service in April 2023.
- Attend NHS meetings.
- Log volunteer hours into the x2VOL system to provide verification to your sponsors.
Failure to comply with these requirements will remove the designation of National Honor Society from your official high school transcript.
If selected to be a member of NHS as a senior (Class of 2023):
- Acquire an additional 10 volunteer hours prior to graduation.
- Current seniors that are accepted into NHS will be provided the NHS cord to wear for graduation.