Jan Ediger - Guidance Counselor
The Hampton Chapter of National Honor Society will soon be inducting its newest members on February 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the South Gym. Invitation letters will be sent out within the next few weeks. The National Honor Society is a national organization that has been in existence since 1921 when 5th Avenue High School in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania inducted the first members. Since then over one million students have participated across the nation in the NHS. The purpose of the NHS is to honor and celebrate students who exemplify the high standards set forth by this national organization.
To be considered for induction into the National Honor Society students have to complete the first semester of their sophomore year and have a cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 92% or higher. This equates to a 3.7 on a 4 point scale. Those students who qualify are then given consideration by a panel of their teachers and administrators to receive an invitation. The National Honor Society is based on four pillars: Scholarship, Citizenship, Character, and Service. Student selection for the Hampton NHS is also based on those same pillars. Students must have involvement in other school activities or leadership opportunities, must have a clean discipline record both inside and outside of school, and have the willingness to volunteer their services in helping others. Once a student is inducted into NHS they are expected to maintain their GPA and be leaders in character and service.
Currently, the Hampton Chapter of the National Honor Society has twelve members. Congratulations to our newest members who will be announced in the February Newsletter. We are looking forward to seeing who our newest members will be in 2023.