NHS - National Honor Society

National Honor Society

The Badger Chapter of the National Honor Society honors juniors and seniors who excel in the areas of leadership, scholarship, character, and service. The application process begins at the start of Quarter 3 and selection occurs at the beginning of Quarter 4. In order to qualify for membership, a student must be a sophomore or junior, complete an application, and have a minimum cumulative 3.6 GPA. Upon meeting these initial requirements, applicants will be asked to complete 10 hours of community service in the months of February and/or March. Finally, students are rated by faculty, staff, and administrators from whom they must receive an average score of 4 (out of 5) in the areas of character and leadership. Students who have been involved with a major disciplinary infraction (cheating, suspension, or other major infractions of school and/or community rules including the Co-curricular Code of Conduct) will not be eligible. Members of NHS are involved in service and charitable activities year-round with strict rules regarding attendance and participation. They should expect to perform around five hours of service per month.

Contact: Laura Shotliff 348-2000 x2704  laura.shotliff@badger.k12.wi.us

2020-2021 Selection Process

It is time for the National Honor Society to begin its selection process for the 2020-2021 school year. All sophomores and juniors with a 3.6 cumulative GPA or higher are invited to apply.

NHS is a service organization that focuses on fostering a strong devotion to academics, service, character, and leadership. If selected, students will be expected to commit at least five hours a month to completing service hours, plus participate in group events on a monthly basis, and attend 1-2 required meetings per month. STUDENTS SHOULD CONSIDER CAREFULLY IF YOU HAVE THE TIME TO DEVOTE TO THIS ORGANIZATION BEFORE APPLYING! 

Students should reference their school email from Ms. Shotliff on December 5th for the NHS Application. Should they choose to apply, these are the steps.
  1. Solicit 3 letters of recommendation. (Rules for these are on the application document itself.)
  2. Make a copy of the questionnaire in their Google Drive and complete it. 
  3. Collect their letters of recommendation. These must be documents with signatures from the writers to attest to their veracity. Only one letter may be from a Badger High School employee.
  4. Visit Room 603 and see Mrs. Lazzaroni in our Copy Room. They should ask her to please scan their letters of recommendation and send them to Ms. Shotliff via email.  NO PAPER COPIES ACCEPTED!
  5. Submit their questionnaire attachments to laura.shotliff@badger.k12.wi.us by January 24th.  NO PAPER COPIES ACCEPTED!

The deadline to submit this application is January 24th. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS DEADLINE!!! One of the things that NHS adheres to is keeping our obligations, and since students have over a month to apply, there is no reason why an application should be late. 

Students should direct questions to Ms. Shotliff in Room 704.

NHS Promotional Video


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