Sponsors: Kim Kea, Michelle Miller & Rebecca Walls
National Honor Society membership is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. The standards used for selection are scholarship, character, service and leadership.
Students first become eligible for selection into the NHS during the spring semester of the sophomore year. They must have an overall GPA of at least 3.75, be an active member of at least two school organizations, one of which involves service hours, and have attended PHS for at least one semester.
The Selection Procedure
1. Eligible students are notified and informed that for further consideration for selection to the chapter they must complete a Student Activity Information Form, outlining their school involvement and their accomplishments in the areas of service and leadership, along with a short essay.
2. All faculty members are invited to make comments on candidates.
3. The Student Activity Information Form is reviewed by a committee of five teachers, along with any other verifiable information about the candidates including the teacher comments. A majority vote of the committee is required for selection
The most common reasons for non-selection are excessive tardies, poor attendance, lack of school involvement or service (students should be an active member of at least two school organizations), inappropriate behavior, poor attitude, and discipline record.