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National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is a national organization sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals that recognizes excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Here at Gilford High School, the NHS comprises of 52 Senior and Junior students and is actively involved in service activities within the school and town communities.

Activites this year include: Over the course of the school year the NHS participates in a variety of events. Our major service event is NHS Week which happens in February. During this week our members complete service projects that range from volunteering at the Taylor Home and the Salvation Army to preparing care packages for soldiers. Other events include the Christmas Craft Fair, the New Hampshire NHS Charity Ball, and the Fall and Spring NH NHS Conferences.

Membership: Membership selection follows the guidelines set forth by the NHS national constitution as well as those published in the GHS Student/Parent Handbook. Applicants are evaluated on their level of scholarship, leadership, service, and character and it is an extremely rigorous process. Students who have met the scholarship requirement with a GPA of 3.4 or higher are invited at the beginning of their Junior or Senior year to apply for membership. Once their application is submitted, it is reviewed by a Faculty Council (comprised of five teachers) and is considered a demonstration of the applicant’s leadership and service. Comments concerning the applicant’s character as well as leadership qualities submitted by the entire school staff are used in judging his or her character. Since a student may be invited at the beginning of their Junior year to apply, criteria from their Freshman and Sophomore years will be used when reviewing their application.

Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Lorienne Valovanie