National Honor Society

On April 20th, 1944, in the middle of World War II, Auburn High School became a charter member of the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship (academic achievement), leadership, service, and character.  This is a members only club for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  The AHS NHS Chapters organizes many community service projects in town.

The National Honor Society has been working hard this year, putting in numerous volunteer hours and fundraising for projects. One of those projects is the annual sending of care packages to members of the military. All of that candy that you’ve been buying from NHS members has helped fill those packages with supplies and goodies. Other than selling candy, NHS members offer tutoring in the library during activity. The Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation asked for volunteers from NHS to help with preparations and race day activities for the annual Klepto 5k. Members also put in several hours of community service through their own connections with organizations. All of this hard work paid off as they enjoyed a field trip to the New England Aquarium and Faneuil Hall. Each member upholds their duties as a part of the National Honor Society including, scholarship, leadership, character, and service.

Constitution of Auburn High School Chapter of the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools

AHS Chapter of the National Honor Society Eligibility Requirements

All 10th-12th graders with a GPA of 3.807 or higher are eligible to apply for membership in the AHS Chapter of the National Honor Society, per the group’s constitution.  *Please note: The 3.807+ GPA on it’s own does not guarantee membership.

By the end of January, the list of students with qualifying GPAs will be posted on the NHS advisors’ classroom doors (Mr. Kennard - room 2000 and Mr. Berg - room 3064), along with details about a mandatory meeting for all interested applicants.  Any eligible student planning to apply for membership must attend this meeting in order to receive an application packet.  This meeting is vital as it will provide details about the application process and deadlines, along with clarifying any questions that students may have.

The NHS Selection Faculty Council will meet after February break to review applications.  Candidates will be considered based on their Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character; the four pillars of the National Honor Society.  

Students will receive formal acceptance or denial letters via the U.S. Postal Service.  Acceptance letters will include more information about the Induction Ceremony and denial letters will include feedback from the faculty council along with information about the appeal process. Students will have the ability to appeal an denial, with the school principal being the final arbiter.  Students that are denied acceptance are encouraged to reflect on the feedback, maintain their eligibility, and apply again the following year.

The Induction Ceremony is typically held in person in mid-March.

Advisors: Spencer Kennard & Erik Berg

National Honor Society