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 honor 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 their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.
At San Gabriel Mission High School the Members of NHS serve both the community and school. The members participate in community service in the neighboring area as well as provide tutoring services to their peers to help support and motivate them in their academics.
Membership in NHS is by invitation. All students who have an unweighted cumulative total GPA of a 3.5 or higher receive an invitation in the fall. Since Scholarship is only one pillar of NHS, the board and advisors are searching for students who embody all pillars. To demonstrate these pillars, those invited must fill out a detailed application along with an essay. Once this has been turned in, interviews are held to learn more about the applicants. Taking scholarship, the application, essay, and interview into consideration, the NHS board and advisor determine which students will be inducted for the new school year.