National Honor Society
Edgewood-Colesburg Chapter of the
Class of 2023
Ellie Bockenstedt Emma Lange Mika McCool
Addison Kirby Kassidy Krapfl
Class of 2023
Lydia Hemann Megan Pierschbacher Brianna VonGroll
Advisors: Jenny Lange
Selection and Membership in NHS
Membership in the NHS is not a right of any student, but is an honor bestowed by the council based on the four criteria of selection listed below.
Each year, students, in grades 10-12 who have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 at the end of the first semester are notified that they are eligible to be considered by the Faculty Advisory Council for membership in the Edgewood-Colesburg chapter of the National Honor Society. At that time, students are given the opportunity to decline consideration by the council.
The council solicits opinions and information concerning eligible students from the staff to help assess the character, leadership, and service attributes of the candidates. This information is compiled by the advisors into an anonymous format and distributed to the council to be studied and considered. The council then meets to discuss the merits of each candidate. The four qualities of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character are considered equally when making the decision.
Following this discussion the council cast an initial secret ballot. Candidates receiving 2 or 3 votes may be invited in for a private interview with the council. After a final secret vote is taken, in accordance with the NHS constitution, candidates receiving 3 or more of 5 votes are invited to membership.
Active members must maintain the minimum GPA and continue to display the attributes of leadership, service, and character through participation in chapter activities and their personal behaviors both in and out of school. Failing to do so can result in a student being placed on probation and puts them at risk of being permanently dismissed from membership. A member on probation will not be honored with recognition at any public event.
The Four Qualities of NHS
The student demonstrating scholarship academic ability that is well above average, and shows a consistent interest in the pursuit of academic excellence.
The student who exercises leadership is resourceful in identifying problems, applying principles, and making suggestions. The leader demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities, demonstrates academic initiative, and exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals. The leader is able to delegate responsibilities effectively , and Is reliable and dependable. The leader exemplifies positive attitudes, and inspires positive behavior and attitudes in others. The leader is a forerunner in the classroom, at work, and in school and community activities.
The student who serves is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude, and participates in some positive outside school activity. The student who serves volunteers dependable assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance. The student who serves works well with others, is willing ot take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities, and cheerfully and enthusiastically renders requested service to the school.
The student of character takes criticism willingly and graciously, and demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability. The student of character consistently exemplifies qualities of behavior such as cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, and stability, upholds principles of ethics, and shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others. The student of character has powers of concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies.