National Honor Society

Olympia High School National Honor Society 

Chapter Selection Process 2023-2024

2023-2024 New Candidate Dates:

September 22 – NHS Candidate Notification
September 29 by 8 a.m. – NHS Candidate Application Due
October 4 by 4 p.m. – Invitations to join will be sent out
October 9 – New Member NHS Induction Ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium

To be accepted as a member of the Olympia High School NHS, a student must meet further standards of good character, citizenship, leadership, and service. The Olympia High School NHS Faculty Council will use the information provided in this application, personal knowledge of the student, and information from other school personnel in the selection process.  

Please be aware that some students may not be selected for membership. (This usually means the committee did not see enough evidence of one or more of the required standards of good character, citizenship, leadership, and/or service.) 

In order to be considered to become a member of Olympia's NHS, the student must:  

1). Personally fill in the Candidate Application with well written, quality answers using proper grammar, syntax, and without using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chat GPT, or plagiarizing someone else's work by 8am September 29.

2). Three Letters of Recommendation completed by faculty members or other adults who have worked with the student by 8am September 29.

NO Candidate Applications or Essays will be accepted after 8:00 AM on Sept. 29, 2023.  Candidates will be notified by Wednesday, Oct 4 by 4pm whether or not they have been accepted into Olympia's NHS.  If accepted, new candidates will be inducted at the NHS Induction Ceremony on Monday, October 9 at 6pm.

Before completing the requirements, be aware that being a member of the NHS requires time and commitment.  It is imperative members complete the following requirements or risk being placed on probation or even removed from the NHS organization.

The requirements once a member are:

1)      Complete 20 community service hours by the end of May 2024

2)      Pay $45 membership dues

3)      Attend assigned monthly meetings on Wednesdays

4)      Participate in all NHS Fundraisers & Events

5)      Maintain a 3.5+ Cumulative Weighted GPA

6)      Show good Character, Citizenship, Leadership, and Service at all times

7)      Abide by the OCPS Code of Conduct & Dress Code

8)      Must have attended Olympia High School for at least one full semester