National Honor Society
Sandy Hill Chapter
Hudson Falls High School
What is National Honor Society?
National Honor Society is an organization that was founded in 1921 by the National Association of High School Principals to help create a better-rounded student who would be willing to put his or her talents to work serving others in society. Leadership and character development are the hallmarks of the institution, and through active service to others these skills are sharpened and put to use for the betterment of the community and the nation. The Sandy Hill Chapter of National Honor Society was chartered in 1957.
How does one qualify for National Honor Society Membership?
A candidate for membership in the Sandy Hill Chapter of National Honor Society is a junior or senior who has maintained an 87.00 cumulative grade point average for his/her first two or three years at the high school. Qualified students are notified and invited to become official candidates in October, and the NHS Faculty Council solicits teacher comments in the areas of character, leadership, academic integrity and scholarship, as well as service. Potential members also submit a candidate form to help the NHS Faculty Council in reviewing the student’s candidacy.
Candidates selected for membership are notified in October. Five Faculty Council members reach the decision, and then make recommendations to the principal, who appoints selected candidates to membership in National Honor Society.
The National Honor Society induction ceremony takes place the first Sunday in November. For the past few years, it has been held in conjunction with the school district’s Wall of Distinction ceremony, which honors past graduates of Hudson Falls who have gone on to become leaders in the community as well.
What are the expectations for National Honor Society members?
National Honor Society members are expected to be enthused about scholarship, be willing to take on leadership roles in the school and community, approach problems and obstacles with a strong sense of morals, values and character, as well as have a desire to render service. Members’ progress and growth in these areas are tracked. We meet twice a month.
National Honor Society Fall 2007
HUDSON FALLS – Twenty-nine new members of the Sandy Hill Chapter of the National Honor Society were inducted on Nov. 4, 2007. This year was the fiftieth anniversary of the chartering of National Honor Society at Hudson Falls High School, and several charter members were special guests both at the ceremony and the luncheon that followed.
The event was organized by Matthew Rozell, honor society
adviser, and was conducted by Kelsey Diamond, National Honor Society president.
Additionally, six distinguished alumni were inducted into the Hudson Falls
Central School District “Wall of Distinction” in a dual ceremony in the high
school auditorium. During the ceremony, inductees recited the National Honor
Society pledge and listened to the speeches by senior members on the four ideals
of National Honor Society. Amber Martin gave the speech on the ideal of
character, Jacob Shuler spoke on importance of scholarship, Amanda George
provided examples of leadership, and Christina Kuster stressed the importance of
service to others.
After the ceremony, a luncheon was held. The guest speaker was Ms. Kate Hogan, Warren County District Attorney and a 1981Hudson Falls graduate, who reminded students that as tomorrow’s leaders they have the responsibility to make the world a better place.
National Honor Society Inductees, November 4, 2007
National Honor Society -Seniors in Good Standing
Service Projects– Members logged over 500 service hours last year. Some of our major projects include:
Red Cross Blood Drive
Wash Co. Children’s Committee
Thanksgiving Dinner baskets
Elderly Hudson Falls residents-yard cleanup
Glens Falls Medical Mission to Guatemala
Volunteering at Glens Falls Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Hudson Falls Crop Walk
Operation Santa Claus Santa Run
Primary School Thank A Soldier Drive
Elaine Gibbs Breast Cancer Walk
Prospect School’s Festival of Trees
ACC Upward Bound Peer Tutoring