Rochester Chapter of the National Honor Society: Application for 2021-2022 School Year
Thank you for your interest in the RHS chapter of the National Honor Society.
To learn more about what NHS is, visit the national page https://www.nhs.us/students/membership.

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization in the United States and consists of many chapters in high schools, including ours here at Rochester High. Selection is based on four criteria: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.

Application Requirements:
1. Must be a current senior.
2. Must have and maintain a current GPA of 3.5 or above.
3. Must complete all two parts of the application process listed below.

Application Process:
The full application process requires you to complete the following TWO parts:

1. Letter of Interest.
A letter submitted by you which includes description of the following:
• Reasons you want to be a member of NHS.
• Community activities in which you are involved.
• Leadership roles you have assumed.
• Service projects in which you participated.
Your letter will be judged on content and appearance, so this is your opportunity to boast about your accomplishments and submit your best quality writing, as neatness and spelling will count.

2. Student Information Form.
Complete all questions in the online form below.
Application Deadline:
All two parts listed above must be completed and received by September 17, 3:00 p .m.
Last Name: *
First Name: *
Current Grade: *
Address, City, Zip Code: *
Phone:
Email: *
Parent's Email: *
Last name of 1st hour Teacher *
Cumulative GPA: *
Current Class Schedule: *
Include: Hour - Class Name - Teacher - Room Number
Community Service: *
List community activities in which you have participated from 9th grade on. Next to each one, note the approximate dates, any major accomplishments, and the number of hours put in. Emphasize any elected or appointed leadership roles you have held. Those activities should be outside of school. (Do not include paid jobs.)
School Sponsored Extra-Curricular Activities: *
List school activities in which you have participated from 9th grade on. Next to each one, note the approximate dates, any major accomplishments, and the number of hours put in. (Do not include activities in a specific class, e.g. marching band, student council, etc.)
School-Sponsored Athletics: *
List any sports in which you participated during high school. Include only school-sponsored teams. Next to each one, note the approximate dates, any major accomplishments, and the number of hours put in. Emphasize any elected or appointed leadership roles you have held.
Recognition: *
List any honors, awards, or recognitions you have received during high school. Include a description of the award and the grade you were in when it was received.
Code of Conduct: *
Have you ever been disciplined for violation of the Rochester Code of Conduct?
If yes, please explain.
Please complete the following three parts: 1. Write a letter which indicated the following: ▪ Reasons you want to be a member of NHS ▪ Community activities in which you are involved ▪ Leadership roles you have assumed ▪ Service projects in which you participate. Your letter will be judged on content and appearance. This is the time to brag. Neatness and spelling do count. You may want to draft this in a word processor. *
Teacher References:
List the 3 teachers who you have asked to be a reference for you. They do not need to fill out any paperwork. The advisors will contact them.
Teacher References #1 *
Teacher References #2 *
Teacher References #3 *
Verification of Information: *
Please provide the name for one adult who can verify any of the community service or school involvement listed on your application. Include full name and either email or phone number. (If that person is a staff member at RHS, no email or phone number is needed.) List a parent only if you have no other adult to list.
Applicant Acknowledgement: *
To indicate that you agree with the following statement, please check in the box next to it.
Required
Thank you for your interest in NHS! The Faculty Council will review your application!

For questions, please contact NHS advisors - Mrs. Cosentino or Mrs. Messing-Mirabito.
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