National Honor Society Vivian Gaither Senior High School Chapter 2015 FALL Application for Membership 1. All applicants must have attended Gaither High School for at least one full semester. 2. All applicants must have an un-weighted grade point average of 3.0 or better. 3. All members are required to complete a stamp sheet consisting of 15 community service hours and 10 additional NHS service stamps. 4. All new members are required to pay dues of $30.00 upon acceptance, which will include the cost of a t-shirt. Seniors will pay an additional $10 for their cords in March. The application deadline is September 15, 2015. NO EXCEPTIONS! Print the following information clearly and legibly. Illegible applications will be discarded. Legal Name: (LAST) (FIRST) NOTE: Nicknames are not acceptable. T-shirt size_________________ Home Telephone Number: (M.I.) Email:_______________________________ Address: Cumulative Weighted GPA: Student ID #: The criteria for selection into National Honors Society are Scholarship, Character, Leadership and Service. You have met the requirement for Scholarship by obtaining an un-weighted 3.0 GPA. The standards for Character, Leadership and Service will be reviewed in several ways (this packet, the NHS faculty selection committee, Gaither faculty recommendations). Extracurricular Activities, Community Service, Hobbies & Interests Please list your principal extracurricular activities in the order of their interest to you. Include specific events and/or major accomplishments such as musical instrument played, varsity letters earned, etc. Year/s Extracurricular Activities Position held (if applicable) Please list any community service activities completed in the past three years. Year/s Community Service Approximate hours Please list any other Activities, Hobbies or Interests in the order of their interest to you. Activities, Hobbies or Interests The essay is a very important part of this application. It will help the NHS faculty selection committee become acquainted with you in ways different from courses, grades, test scores, and other objective data. The essay will allow you to demonstrate your ability to organize thoughts and express yourself. Only essays that are TYPED will be accepted. The essay should also be spell-checked, grammatically correct, organized and in good standard written English. It should represent your best written work! Please pick from ONE of the following topics to write about: Essay 1: Explain why you would like to join NHS and how you will contribute to the organization, the school and the community as a member. Essay 2: Explain what academic integrity means to you. Explain how you exemplify honor in academics. Turn in to Ms. McQuay in Guidance by September 15, 2015 . NO LATE APPLICATIONS!