The National Honor Society of Cox Mill High School

  • NHS School Affiliation Number: 00558004

    Advisers:  Helen Mathews and Lindsey Herndon


    The National Honor Society is a leader among organizations and societies that promote appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service.


    Membership requirements

    Rising seniors must meet the requirements for:

    • Scholarship:  A cumulative weighted GPA of 4.2 or higher after the 2nd semester of the junior year.  (This GPA comes from all 3 high school years but does not include any high school credits earned in middle school or rounding up of a GPA).
    • Service:  At least 10 hours of documented community service within the junior year and at least 1 out-of-school activity in which they actively participate.
    • Leadership: Adequate leadership qualities which are detailed through teacher recommendations.
    • Character: Have demonstrated positive character traits in their choices both in and out of school.



    Understanding the Obligations of Membership
    Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. For example, there will be chapter meetings. The chapter bylaws should articulate the yearly meeting schedule and member attendance obligations. Members also must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community. 


    The NHS Scholarship


    Since 1946, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has awarded more than $21 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS seniors. This year, NASSP is awarding $2 million in scholarships to 600 students. Each year, scholarship recipients are selected based on their demonstration of the four pillars of NHS: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. 


    Applications for the 2022-23 National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship Program are open. All NHS senior members in good standing will be eligible to apply.

    • Three recommendations will be required. Applicants will be asked for an email address for recommenders. So they should be gathering email addresses for and enlisting support from:
      • NHS adviser(s)
      • school principal
      • another teacher
    • Applicants will need to detail participation or leadership in their three most significant individual service activities or projects. Suggest they consider their response now.
    • Visit for more information about the scholarship.
    • The application deadline is November 30 2022.

    A total of $2 million will be awarded and disbursed among 500 NHS seniors. Questions? Please visit the Scholarship FAQ or email

Projects and Activities


    Fall Volunteering Opportunities

    NHS members are expected to complete at least one of these events:

    Option 1: Food Drive (collaborating with Mrs. Schields and Leadership to benefit Concord families in need):

    • Needed items: rice, pasta, unrefrigerated condiments, peanut butter, ramen, oatmeal, canned beans, and canned vegetables
    • Volunteering hours: 1 hour per 5 items donated
    • Drop items in Ms. Mathews’ room & sign the log sheet with items donated and the date.
    • Accepting donations Nov. 1st - Nov. 30th.


    Option 2: Creating Holiday/Winter Cheer cards

    • Nov. 28 - Dec. 1: After school for an hour each day, members may come to Ms. Mathews’ and Ms. Herndon’s rooms to make holiday cards.
    • These cards will be passed on to Mrs. Schields & Leadership → distribute to local retirement homes.
    • We have limited art supplies, so feel free to bring any materials from home!
    • One hour of making cards = one NHS volunteer hour

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Junior Marshalls

Last Modified on October 31, 2022