• Eligible students received application packets Friday, March 8, 2019. Application packets are due Friday, March 22, 2019 by 4:00 pm. Please be sure that the application is complete and includes a parent/guardian signature. Please see the application below and to download the application again click the link below.

    BARACK OBAMA MALE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CHAPTER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

    Application Information

     

    • All 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who have a cumulative high school GPA of 90% or above may apply for admission to the BARACK OBAMA MALE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY. 
    • Notice of eligiblity will be hand delivered to those who meet the GPA requirement. 
    • Application forms can be found on the school website or from the advisor for those students who meet the GPA requirement and have received a letter. 
    • Admission is not automatic.  In addition to having the required GPA, applicants must demonstrate significant accomplishment and/or participation in the all areas indicated on the application form.  It is necessary to have some accomplishments in each area. 
    • All activities, accomplishments, etc. included in the application must have taken place during high school.  Do not include anything that occurred before you were in high school.  Doing so could jeopardize your chances for admission. 
    • Make sure your application is neat and legible. 
    • Three letters of recommendation must be sent to the NHS advisor. At least one must be from an activity advisor and/or community member/employer. (Only two recommendations will be accepted from teachers). 
    • Your application must be turned into the NHS advisor (Mrs. McKinney) by March 22, 2019.

     PLEASE NOTE:  Honor Society is a service organization.  Membership is a highly sought-after honor, but it requires commitment to the ideals of the organization.  Your acceptance of membership will indicate your willingness to participate in National Honor Society sponsored activities, service projects and meetings. To maintain membership in NHS, you must maintain your GPA, fulfill your service hour requirements, be a good leader, show good character and abide by the National Honor Society bylaws. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in dismissal from the National Honor Society. If your behavior in school requires disciplinary action, your membership may be revoked.

    ALL APPLICATIONS PACKETS MUST BE COMPLETED & RETURNED TO THE ADVISOR

    By 4:00 P.M. March 22, 2019

    LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

    NHS INDUCTION CEREMONY WILL BE APRIL 24, 2019

     

    Your application will be based on the following criteria. Please make sure you include all the information listed on the application. Failure to do so, will automatically disqualify you for acceptance into NHS.

    Scholarship:

    Students will need to have a minimum GPA of 90% in grades 10-12 to be eligible to apply for NHS membership. You must maintain a 90% GPA or you will lose your membership status.

    Service:

    Examples of school service activities: helping with tournaments that raise money for your school sponsored activity, helping with a community project/benefit representing a school sponsored group (example: Volunteering to help collect money for dress down days, cleaning golf course as part of cross country, track or golf, working the concession stand for basketball, football, activities organized by a school advisor, etc. This does not include hours worked for an employer.

    Examples of community service projects: helping with benefits, blood drives, food drive, organizing the food pantry, helping with church activities, student initiated cleaning of the park, 4-H sponsored activities, Boy Scouts projects, student lead and organized projects not planned by teacher/advisor.

    Character:

    Character is not based solely on personality nor upon minor incidents unless they are repeated to indicate specific pattern of behavior. 

    • Promptly meets individual pledges and responsibilities.
    • Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty, reliability, fairness and civility.
    • Adheres to school rules and regulations (i.e., attendance, tardiness, truancy, academic honesty, conduct, etc.)

    Leadership:

    Successfully assumes responsibility and demonstrates constructive initiative in the classroom, at work, and in school or community activities. You must have been or currently are an officer for at least one year of an organization such as:

    Class Officer, FFA, FCCLA, Student Council Rep, 4-H, Boy Scouts, Church Youth Group, etc.

     

    NHS Application

    Download Recommendation Form Below

    NHS Recommendation Form