The National Honor Society of Cox Mill High School
The National Honor Society is the leader among organizations and societies that promote appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service.
To become a member, juniors must meet the requirements for
**Scholarship: A weighted GPA of 4.2 or higher after 1st semester calculations--please note the change from previous years.
*Service: At least 10 hours of documented community service within the current school 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.
**After 1st semester ends, juniors who meet the scholarship requirement will be invited to complete an application detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, and character. Students will only be able to apply by invitation if they have met this grade threshold.
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.Adviser: Susan ShupingUpcoming events:2019-20 applications due by TBDInduction practice (all members, new and existing) -Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 2:30-3:15pmInduction of 2019-20 members (all members, new and existing) - Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:00pm
Projects and Activities
NHS School Affiliation Number: 00558004
Members of the National Honor Societies and their parents have exclusive access to college admission planning webinars.
Did you miss a session? Want to see one again?
Here are the sessions from the 2018–19 series:
Applying to College: What You Need to Know Now
September 26, 2018
How to Shine in Your Scholarship Applications
October 1, 2018
Your First Step in Financial Aid: the FAFSA
October 10, 2018
First Steps in Writing Your College Essay
October 16, 2018
The 2018-19 College Planning and Financial Aid webinar series dates and registration links are below:
2/5/19: Paying for College: Defined
This session offers the ultimate primer in building literacy about college financial aid, including scholarship options. Knowledgeable panelists will share common terms, definitions, and resources, aimed at helping viewers understand ways to pay for college. They will also help students and parents navigate the financial aid award package, with a special focus on the first-year award.
4/16/19: Getting Started with Your College Search
This webinar presents a comprehensive guide for the entire college search process—from developing your college wish list, to researching schools, visiting campuses, and narrowing down your list. Presenters will also prepare you to meet with admission officers and suggest questions to ask. Finally, application preparation—including tips on admission testing, essays, recommendation letters, and deadlines—will be covered.
5/2/19: You’re Accepted – Now What?
Graduating from high school and preparing to take the next step in your education can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. During this presentation, college admission and student life professionals will give you tips for making a smooth transition to your college in the fall. The session will also feature strategies for successfully completing your freshman year, becoming a leader on your campus, and finding meaningful service opportunities to your new community.
Applications for the 2018-19 National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship Program will open in early October. All NHS senior members in good standing will be eligible to apply.
Tell your seniors to get ready to apply by sharing the following information:
- 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:
- you—the adviser
- your 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.
- Recommend they visit www.nhs.us/scholarship to watch a quick video about the scholarship.
You will receive an email in early October with a link to log in for application procedures. The application deadline will be TBD.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes
We would like to congratulate the following students for serving as our 2019 graduation Junior Marshals:
Kyle David Bass
Alexandru George Draghici
Ryan Christopher Dunn
Shreyas Canchi Gotur
Mackenzie Elizabeth Jackson
Kendall Trinity Malmstrom
Jacob Ethan Morrow
Cameron Jeffrey Ownbey
Garrett James Russell
Khadija Zahirabbas Shaikh
Tiffany Henrietta Zhou