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National Honor Society at Old Saybrook High School:
Old Saybrook High School has a local chapter of the National Honor Society. To be selected for membership into the Old Saybrook High School Chapter of the National Honor Society a student must have an average of 92 or higher and must demonstrate outstanding qualities of leadership, service and character. When choosing members, a faculty committee follows the rules outlined by the national organization.
In the fall, students who meet the scholarship criteria are notified of their eligibility. Those interested in being considered for membership are asked to fill out an NHS form. Students must meet all deadline dates to remain eligible for consideration. All candidates are also required to attend a meeting with the faculty advisor at which time they will be informed of the obligations (including a minimum of 12 hours of school/community service per year) that must be met to maintain NHS membership if selected.
The faculty committee then convenes to consider the candidates. Having already fulfilled the scholarship criteria, students who have submitted information forms must demonstrate to the committee that they excel in each of the three remaining areas of achievement. As defined by the national charter, weakness in only one of the four areas means that a student does not qualify for membership.
Students who are not accepted for membership may appeal in writing to the faculty committee and will be given a personal interview with the committee. If students are still not chosen, they may appeal to the principal, who may overturn a decision only if procedures have not been properly followed.
Juniors and seniors who have attended OSHS for at least one semester are eligible for membership. Students who are inducted into the society are required to maintain the four qualities for which they were selected in order to continue their membership.
Each year of membership they are also obligated to complete six of the twelve required community service hours by February 1st, attend a majority of the monthly society meetings, and participate in a minimum of two National Honor Society activities.
Class advisors: Mrs. Carlone (room 117) and Mrs. Scherber (room 118)
Here you will find basics regarding NHS philosophy and code of conduct as well as details on upcoming events and community service opportunities.