Link to National Honor Society: www.nhs.us
    Sponsors:  M. Leonard and Mrs. Richardson


    The National Honor Society (NHS) was created in 1921 to recognize and encourage academic excellence while developing the ideals of leadership, character and service. The NHS has become a prestigious organization, known for its reputation for excellence. Membership is therefore an honor and a commitment.


    The purpose of the National Honor Society of John Motley Morehead High School is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership and to encourage the development of character in students. The chapter is under the supervision of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Selection for membership is based on outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.


    • Students eligible for selection to the NHS must be in attendance at J.M. Morehead H.S. for at least one semester. Academically eligible students will be considered for membership after the first and second semester of the junior year.
    • Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 unweighted scale) beginning with the first semester of the ninth grade and continuing through the semester immediately preceding induction. Academically eligible students will then be evaluated on leadership, service and character.
    • A list of academically eligible students will be reviewed by the faculty and any student who should not be a member must have signed documentation by a faculty member.
    • The NHS Faculty Council will then individually evaluate candidates on leadership, service and character.


    • Any member who falls below the standards, which were the basis for their selection to the NHS (scholarship, service, leadership and character), will be warned in writing by the chapter advisors and given a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency. In the case of flagrant violation of school rules or the law, a member does not have to be warned.
    • Members who resign or who are dismissed are never again eligible for membership or for benefits. A member, who has been dismissed, may appeal the decision of the Faculty Council under the same rules for disciplinary appeals in the Rockingham County School System.


    Members are expected to pay yearly dues ($15.00).  Each NHS member is allowed two unexcused absences. An absence form must be completed  within four days of the absence date. An absence due to a conflict with a school-related activity does not count as an unexcused absence; however, an absence form must be completed.

Last Modified on March 14, 2018