The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
 
Ames High School’s chapter was established prior to World War II but was discontinued until about 10 years ago. The chapter was reinstated, and is a strong chapter providing an opportunity for students to participate in leadership, service and character activities.
 
Each spring applications are accepted for membership that begin the following school year. This year’s sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply to NHS by completing an application form and writing an essay. Eligible students should have a GPA of 3.4 and be able to show experience in the areas of leadership and service.
This year’s applications are due to Mrs. Schmaltz, Room 102 at the high school, by Monday, March 21, 2016. Selection of new members will occur by Friday, April 1, 2016. The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
 
If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Schmaltz at the high school (rhonda.schmaltz@ames.k12.ia.us).