Lemon Bay High School National Honor Society Application
Congratulations on your invitation to apply for the Lemon Bay High School Chapter of National Honor Society! Please read the directions below carefully so that you can be sure to complete the application correctly and completely. It is highly recommended that this application be completed electronically prior to seeking signatures from club and activity sponsors. Those applicants choosing to submit the application in writing should complete the application in black ink and do so as legibly as possible.

The following candidate attributes are considered by the LBHS NHS Selection Committee:
1. Leadership Roles
2. Student Involvement
3. Application Letter
4. Overall Grade Point Average
5. Community Service Hours
6. Teacher Feedback on Student Leadership and Character
7. Student Discipline Record

The first three of these components (leadership roles, student involvement, and application letter) are to be completed as parts of this application. The last four components (GPA, community service, teacher feedback, and discipline record) require no action on your part, though you are free to comment on these components in your application letter.
Please note that applications that are incomplete and/or late will not be considered by the committee.

1. Leadership Roles
Please use the following descriptions and examples of acceptable leadership roles. This list may not be all inclusive, leadership roles in other campus organizations may be considered at the discretion of the Selection Committee.
President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer Positions* of the following organizations:

Academic Integrity
Anime Club
Art Club
Book Club
Children Are Reason Enough (CARE)
Chik-Fil-A Leadership Academy
Creative Writing
English National Honor Society
Environmental Club
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Class
Friends of Fisher House
Future Business Leaders of America
Interact Club
Key Club
Manta Maniacs
Math Club
Mock Trial
Model United Nations
Science National Honor Society
Spanish Club
Spanish National Honor Society
Student Government
Thespian Troupe
Think Pink
Technical Student Association

*co-officer positions will not be considered as meeting the leadership role requirements.

The following Positions in Band:
Drum Major
First Chair of a section with at least three members

Unit Officers in NJROTC

Captain of a Varsity Sport

Leadership positions outside of Lemon Bay High School
Leadership activities outside of LBHS will be considered if a student provides sufficient explanation, appropriate signature(s), and clear evidence of their role as a leader in a given capacity.

For all leadership examples, students must provide a thorough description of how they demonstrated leadership in that role. Each individual role and description must be signed by the adult sponsor or supervisor for that organization.

2. Student Involvement
On the page provided, students are to identify ALL clubs, sports, and organizations in which they held active membership in good standing and in which years this membership occurred. Non-membership extra-curricular activities can also be included along with appropriate years of participation. Do not include community service hours in this section. Each of these memberships or activities must have occurred after your last day of eighth grade. Students selected for entrance into NHS are expected to have a wide-range of involvement both on and off the LBHS campus. Please provide a brief description for each organization or activity explaining why you found it important, rewarding, and/or enjoyable.

3. Application Letter
This letter should be addressed to the NHS Selection Committee explaining why the applicant desires membership. This letter should not be a simple restatement of the other information in the application. It should provide additional insight into why the applicant specifically seeks to become a part of the organization as well as provide other information that the committee may not otherwise know about you. It is highly recommended that applicants address any discipline incidents that may be on the student’s record. Applicants with any referrals for cheating that fail to address the incident in their application letter in detail will not be considered. **It is highly recommended that you type out your 1 page application letter in Microsoft Word and paste it into the Application Letter section.**
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