National Honor Society

National Honor Society

Irvin Bottner Chapter of THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 

The purpose of National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. 

Who is eligible?

  • Any junior or senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above after first semester grades are reported.
  • Students who have attended Norris continually for an entire school calendar year.  

What is the selection process?

1. Eligible students are encouraged to attend an informational meeting about the goals of National Honor society and will receive the Student Activity Information Form.

2. After the activity form (which is supplied by National) is submitted to the National Honor Society sponsor, the names of the candidates are submitted to faculty via the teacher evaluation form.  Teachers are to evaluate only candidates they know well enough to make an informed judgment. Candidates are evaluated on their character, service and leadership.

  • Examples of character: exemplifies desirable qualities, upholds principles of ethics and morality, demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
  • Examples of service: does committee and staff work without complaint, participates in some activity outside of school, cheerfully renders any requested service to the school
  • Examples of leadership: demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities, exercises positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals, successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility, conducts business effectively, demonstrates reliability and dependability, and is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.

4. A faculty council reviews the student activity form and the teacher evaluations during the decision-making process. Any teacher ranking a student low is required to indicate the reason.  The faculty council is allowed access to all administrative disciplinary files during deliberations. All faculty evaluations and disciplinary files are used in confidence during the selection process.

5. The faculty council extends invitations for membership to candidates after careful deliberation.

Candidates and their families are invited to a formal installation held at an evening program in the auditorium of Norris High School.


Deadline for submitting the 2019-2020 application:  Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

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