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

Michael Allen

Laura Bromley

Chelsea Brumagen

Tia Bucher

Joseph Buonviaggio

Courtney Cartier

Paul Comfort

Keven Donohue

Ashley Doody

Christina Fiorillo

Caitlin Gregory

Megan Harris

Kevin Hougham

Lorinda Huntington

John Johnson

Michael Johnson

Alyssa Jones

Shane Jones

Jessica Kelly

Heather Kilmer

Alexandra Macy

Joseph McMurry

Nicholas Miller

Tyler Mullan

Mark Ostrander

Carnee Simpson

Justine Taylor

Dennis Williams

Hannah Worsham


National Honor Society -Seniors in Good Standing

Adam Armstrong

Ryan Armstrong

Kelsey Diamond

Amanda George

Donald Goff

William Hafner

Nicole Hegedus

Courtney Holland

Christina Kuster

Amber Martin

Joan McCarty

Raymond Pasco

Ashley Rivers

Kevin Royce

Jacob Shuler

Cameron Thomson

Steven Waite

Jessica Wells



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